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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

"Consider the following functions: f(x) = 1/x ; g(x) = 1/(1-x) defined on the set R\{0,1} = (-∞,0) U (0,1) U (1,∞)

How many total functions can be generated by composing combinations of any number of these two functions?"

3. The attempt at a solution

What i am having trouble with is the word "combination". Does it mean any combination of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing? Or does it mean to take one function of another (as in, g(f(g(f(g(x)))))? I assume it means the latter, but that assumption comes merely from the limited number of functions.

Once again, any help would be immensely appreciated.

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