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
81%
18%
0%
0%
11
flagFrance
77%
9%
0%
9%
22
flagUnknown
74%
12%
5%
7%
93
flagGermany
73%
11%
8%
6%
79
flagCanada
73%
6%
0%
20%
15
flagIndia
72%
15%
4%
1%
99
flagSingapore
72%
0%
9%
0%
11
flagthe United Arab Emirates
71%
14%
14%
0%
14
flagPoland
70%
17%
4%
6%
3924
flagRepublic of Ireland
69%
13%
4%
11%
43
flagthe United States
63%
23%
2%
8%
213
flagthe United Kingdom
50%
31%
10%
7%
130
flagthe Philippines
46%
20%
0%
26%
15

Gender

men60%
women65%
23
60%
66%
46
21%
17%
52
9%
4%
26
8%
11%

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