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Number of Ribs in Humans

How many ribs are there in humans?

24.

Humans have 24 ribs arranged in pairs. Starting from the top the first seven pairs of ribs are called the true ribs, the 8th, 9th and 10th pair of ribs are called the false ribs, while the last two pairs are called the floating ribs. The ribs collectively form the rib cage.

This fact is verified on : February 3, 2010.





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