What are the minimum number of kinematic pairs required in a kinematic chain?
• a)
2 kinematic pairs
• b)
3 kinematic pairs
• c)
4 kinematic pairs
• d)
None of the above​

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 Manish Aggarwal Jul 19, 2021
• If there is all pairs are lower pair of a kinematic chain then 4 pairs required to make a chain.
• But, if there is atleast one higher pair involved then minimum 3 pairs required to make a kinematic chain. Cam and follower is example of a kinematic chain and it includes total 3pairs.
One higher pair = two lower pair.

 Siddharth Parashar Jan 14, 2020
Minimum number of kinematic pair required is 3. if all lower pair are consider then 4 but if higher pair taken into consideration then 3

If there is all pairs are lower pair of a kinematic chain then 4 pairs required to make a chain. But, if there is atleast one higher pair involved then minimum 3 pairs required to make a kinematic chain. Cam and follower is example of a kinematic chain and it includes total 3pairs.One higher pair = two lower pair.