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From two hours to two days or more. And contrary to popular belief it's not the first sperm that fertilises the egg, but a middle one (it mostly depends on luck).

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It depends how fast they swim, for Michael Phelps not long.


Sperm have long tails so they can swim vertically to fertilize the egg.


Sperm cell has long tail so that it can swim to the egg cell.


Its long tail to allow the sperm to swim, so that it can fertilize an egg.


It takes about day or two to get the sperm to the egg. You will know when your pregnant.


It only takes sperm a few minutes to get inside of an egg.


It can take 12 - 72 hours for human sperm to reach the egg.


If you are asking "how long does it take for the sperm to fertilize the egg once it penetrates the egg wall?", it is instantaneous. That's what "fertilized" means. If you are asking "how long does it take the sperm to fertilize the egg once it enters the female body?", there is no exact answer. it could take from a few minutes to a few days.


the sperm swim s with it's tail and pushes through a massive barrier on the egg


To swim with on their way to the egg.


it takes up to 1 week for sperm to fertilize an egg depending on how fast the sperm swims


they swim to the egg, only the first one makes it into the egg


The sperm cells of the plant can swim. They swim to the egg cells to reproduce.


The sperm swim from the vagina, through the cervix in to the uterus. They then swim along the Fallopian tubes (usually only one has an egg in it). Eventually one penetrates the egg (or ova) to fertilise it.


It can take several hours for the sperm to travel to the upper portion of the uterine tubes where they meet an egg ready for fertilization.


It usually takes between 3-5 days for Sperm to reach & fertilize the egg.


the sperm cells have to swim to the ovum and then fertilise it. and the egg cells have to reproduvce the offspring


A sperm cell has a tail and can swim around to fing the egg.


It enables the sperm to swim towards the egg so that it can fertilise it. ------------------------------------- Sperm have tails because they need to be able to swim to the egg. They wiggle their tail which helps them to move along and make it to their destination. ----------------------------------------- Tail with the Sperm is just like tail with the fish. so tail makes the sperm to move along the path. it works like a flagella in bacteria. ------------------------------------------------ it is to aid the sperm to swim from the point of ejaculation to the egg. Once it enters the egg the tail breaks off. -------------------------------------------------- The sperm cell has a long tail in order to propel the head of the sperm, which carries all the DNA information, towards the egg. It is simply to help the sperm reach the egg. Once the sperm reaches the egg, the tail is naturally absorbed through the body's tissues. ------------------------------------------------------


Sperm cells have more mitochondria.It has to swim a long distance by waving flagella.It is an active process.Egg doesnot move.


No. The Sperms (millions) swim to the Egg, but only 1 gets to fertilize it.



A sperm cell has a long tail to help it swim to the egg. A mid-piece which contains mitrochondria to release energy needed to make the tail move. The sperm tip contains enzymes to break through the egg cell membrane to fertilise the egg.


Fast-swimming sperm can reach the egg in a half an hour, while others may take days. The sperm can live up to 48-72 hours.


No. For pregnancy to occur there has to be a sperm connecting with an egg. Sperm can swim to find the egg in the woman's body, so if some sperm get into the vagina of a woman, they very well may make it to meet an egg.



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