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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flagPakistan
80%
13%
0%
0%
15
flagUkraine
78%
7%
0%
14%
14
flagFrance
77%
9%
0%
9%
22
flagthe United Arab Emirates
76%
11%
11%
0%
17
flagCzech Republic
76%
0%
7%
15%
13
flagGermany
74%
10%
8%
6%
83
flagUnknown
72%
15%
4%
6%
122
flagIndia
72%
15%
3%
1%
112
flagCanada
72%
5%
0%
22%
18
flagSingapore
72%
0%
9%
0%
11
flagPoland
71%
17%
4%
6%
4629
flagRepublic of Ireland
69%
15%
4%
10%
46
flagthe United States
65%
21%
2%
8%
232
flagItaly
60%
20%
0%
20%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
53%
28%
9%
7%
152
flagthe Philippines
46%
20%
0%
26%
15

Gender

men61%
women65%
23
61%
65%
46
21%
17%
52
9%
5%
26
8%
11%

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