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The method of residual is a powerful mathematical technique and its application to the problem of dimensional synthesis of mechanism has not been explored. The error function even for path / function generating mechanism is non-linear in nature. Most of the methods proposed in the literature involved either the simplification of error function through assumptions of the non linear programming techniques. In this paper an attempt is made to use the method of residuals for the synthesis of planar mechanism (an offset slider crank mechanism and four bar mechanism) and the application is illustrated through example problems.