# How Many Bones Are There In The Human Skeleton

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• 1.

### Where in our body are half the bones found?

• A.

Legs and Arms

• B.

Hands and Feet

• C.

Spine and Neck

B. Hands and Feet
Explanation
Our hands and feet contain a total of 106 bones

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• 2.

### How many bones are in a hand?

• A.

32

• B.

27

• C.

41

• D.

17

B. 27
Explanation
The correct answer is 27 because a hand consists of 27 bones. There are 8 carpal bones in the wrist, 5 metacarpal bones in the palm, and 14 phalanges in the fingers. Therefore, the total number of bones in a hand is 8+5+14=27.

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• 3.

### How many bones are in a foot?

• A.

33

• B.

26

• C.

23

• D.

36

B. 26
Explanation
There are 26 bones in a foot.

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• 4.

### How many bones are between the shoulders and the wrists?

• A.

3

• B.

6

• C.

9

B. 6
Explanation
Shoulders and Wrists- plural therefore 6, if I would have said shoulder and wrist- 3

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• 5.

### How many ribs do we have?

• A.

12

• B.

23

• C.

24

• D.

16

C. 24
Explanation
Humans have twelve pairs resulting in 24

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• 6.

### How many bones are in the skull?

• A.

20

• B.

3

• C.

10

• D.

6

A. 20
Explanation
Humans have at least 20 separate bones

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• 7.

### Having answered these how many bones do you think are in an adult human skeleton?

• A.

332

• B.

232

• C.

206

• D.

198

C. 206
Explanation
The correct answer is 206. This is the typical number of bones in an adult human skeleton. As we grow from infancy to adulthood, some bones fuse together, resulting in a decrease in the overall number of bones. The human skeleton is made up of different types of bones, including long bones, short bones, flat bones, and irregular bones, all working together to provide support, protection, and movement.

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