Can a Boeing 747 fly on engines only on one side?

i have heard tha airplanes that have 2 or 4 engines can fly with engines running only on one side. for example: a boeing 747 has 4 engine...so if they turn off both engines on one side...can it still fly? maybe not even both..just one so theres 2 engines running on one side and only 1 on the other. how can they fly... show more i have heard tha airplanes that have 2 or 4 engines can fly with engines running only on one side. for example: a boeing 747 has 4 engine...so if they turn off both engines on one side...can it still fly? maybe not even both..just one so theres 2 engines running on one side and only 1 on the other. how can they fly like this? doesnt it produce more thrust on one side, causing it to turn to the left or right? sorry i am confused.
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