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this item revised 16 Nov 2000)

There's no one universally accepted answer.

You can make a case for different answers, of which "indeterminate" and "1" are the most popular. The references below run down the possibilities for you.

- Dr. Math FAQ item
- sci.math FAQ item

- Stan Brown

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