# The body cells of a hamster have 44 chromosomes. How many chromosomes would the gametes of a hamster have?

##### 1 Answer

May 16, 2016

22

#### Explanation:

The sperm of the father, when it fuses with the egg, the embryo has 44 chromosomes.

To find the number of chromosomes for each gamete, divide the total number by two. The egg and sperm have half of the genetic information for an embryo.

44÷2=22