Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 7 - The Skeleton - Review Questions - Page 247: 10

Answer

A true rib is a rib that is attached to the vertebra and sternum directly forming to connection points. While a false rib is attached only at the vertebrae and has one connection point.
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Work Step by Step

We have in total 12 ribs. The first 7 of the ribs are true and the 3 after that are false ribs.
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