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
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flagUkraine
85%
4%
0%
9%
21
flagPakistan
84%
12%
0%
0%
25
flagFrance
78%
8%
0%
8%
23
flagthe United Arab Emirates
77%
11%
11%
0%
18
flagCzech Republic
76%
0%
7%
15%
13
flagSingapore
75%
0%
8%
0%
12
flagPoland
71%
17%
4%
6%
6809
flagIndia
71%
14%
2%
2%
145
flagRepublic of Ireland
70%
14%
3%
11%
54
flagFinland
70%
0%
0%
30%
10
flagthe United States
68%
20%
1%
8%
273
flagGermany
68%
13%
10%
7%
105
flagCanada
68%
5%
0%
26%
19
flagUnknown
63%
23%
4%
7%
479
flagthe United Kingdom
58%
26%
7%
7%
214
flagItaly
53%
26%
6%
13%
15
flagGreece
50%
16%
16%
16%
12
flagthe Philippines
43%
25%
0%
25%
16
flagSweden
38%
46%
7%
7%
13
flagthe Netherlands
33%
26%
20%
20%
15

Gender

men62%
women68%
23
62%
68%
46
24%
17%
52
6%
4%
26
7%
9%

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