How many pairs of chromosomes does a human have?

23
46
52
26
A typical human pos­sess­es 23 pairs of chro­mo­somes, which add up to 46. Two of the chro­mo­somes are gender related. A female will have two X chro­mo­somes and a male will have one x and y chro­mo­some. As you may have noticed, females do not have y chro­mo­some.

Answers distribution

23
46
52
26
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flagUkraine
85%
7%
0%
7%
27
flagthe United Arab Emirates
81%
9%
9%
0%
22
flagFrance
77%
7%
0%
11%
27
flagGreece
74%
6%
6%
12%
31
flagPoland
72%
17%
3%
6%
11283
flagRepublic of Ireland
72%
15%
2%
9%
92
flagPakistan
72%
18%
2%
2%
43
flagCanada
71%
7%
3%
17%
28
flagIndia
69%
17%
3%
3%
264
flagthe United States
68%
20%
2%
7%
367
flagAustralia
68%
25%
0%
6%
16
flagUnknown
66%
21%
3%
7%
887
flagNorway
66%
13%
13%
6%
15
flagGermany
65%
13%
11%
9%
156
flagthe United Kingdom
62%
22%
6%
8%
293
flagSwitzerland
60%
20%
6%
13%
15
flagthe Philippines
59%
18%
0%
16%
37
flagItaly
59%
27%
4%
9%
22
flagSweden
44%
41%
6%
6%
29
flagthe Netherlands
30%
34%
13%
21%
23

Gender

men64%
women71%
23
64%
71%
46
22%
15%
52
5%
3%
26
7%
8%

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