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
88%
4%
0%
8%
25
flagthe United Arab Emirates
78%
10%
10%
0%
19
flagPakistan
77%
16%
0%
3%
31
flagFrance
76%
8%
0%
12%
25
flagCzech Republic
76%
0%
7%
15%
13
flagSingapore
76%
0%
7%
0%
13
flagRepublic of Ireland
72%
14%
3%
9%
62
flagPoland
71%
17%
4%
6%
9081
flagCanada
71%
4%
0%
23%
21
flagGreece
70%
7%
7%
14%
27
flagthe United States
68%
20%
1%
8%
293
flagIndia
68%
15%
3%
2%
179
flagGermany
66%
13%
12%
8%
130
flagUnknown
65%
22%
4%
7%
811
flagNorway
64%
14%
14%
7%
14
flagthe United Kingdom
62%
23%
6%
6%
249
flagItaly
60%
25%
5%
10%
20
flagthe Philippines
47%
26%
0%
21%
23
flagSweden
47%
36%
10%
5%
19
flagthe Netherlands
31%
26%
15%
26%
19

Gender

men64%
women71%
23
64%
71%
46
22%
15%
52
5%
4%
26
7%
8%

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