Moment of inertia of a particle is same, whatever be the axis of rotation

Statement 2:

Moment of inertia depends on mass and distance of the particles

a)

Statement 1 is True, Statement 2 is True; Statement 2 is correct explanation for Statement 1

b)

Statement 1 is True, Statement 2 is True; Statement 2 is not correct explanation for Statement 1

c)

Statement 1 is True, Statement 2 is False

d)

Statement 1 is False, Statement 2 is True

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Answer Key / Explanation : (d) -

(d)

The moment of inertia of a particle about an axis of rotation is given by the product of the mass of the particle and the square of the perpendicular distance of the particle from the axis of rotation. For different axis, distance would be different, therefore moment of inertia of a particle changes with the change in axis of rotation