What is the possible number of sentences in one paragraph?

Hello, I am not sure how many sentences are normal for one paragraph. I am speaking about paragraphs in research papers or essays.

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  1. Let’s find out! As it is written in Merriam-Webst dictionary, one paragraph includes one or more than one sentences that are logically connected. One sentence can be enough for some paragraphs especially in fiction or some types of articles.
    But I do not think one sentence is ok for academic work.
    Use more than one (maybe 2-10).

    Sachiko Yusimo Sachiko Yusimo Answered
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  2. Complex and long sentences can be used in research papers. The task of essay is to prove or demonstrate some phenomenon, so there should be at least several sentences.
    The paragraph should contain such a number of sentences that is enough for the explanation of some idea.

    CleverHe CleverHe Answered
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  3. forget about it, just write good stuff and that’s it

    Erica Erica Answered
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  4. ideal number varies from five to seven. The length should be taken into consideration as well.

    AngryBird AngryBird Answered
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  5. There is no definite number or rule. Use as many sentences as you need to cover the notion of the paragraph.

    Lucy Evans Lucy Evans Answered
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