For a species with a haploid number of 15 chromosomes, how many different combinations of maternal and paternal chromosomes are possible for the gametes?

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/05/2020 - 11:31 PM

Answered by admin AT 28/05/2020 - 11:31 PM

The answer is:  " 32,768 " .
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Explanation:
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 →  2ⁿ  = ? ;  {that is: "2" , raised to the "n th" power, equals {what value} ?
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 → Note that "n" is the haploid number, which is: 
                           "15" (value given within this very question).
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So we plug in "15" for "n" ; to obtain the "final value" —
                                                          which is the answer.
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             As such:  " 2¹⁵ = 32,768 " .  (using scientific calculator online).
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           →  The answer is:  " 32,768 " . 
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