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I think eine in this sentence is indefinite pronoun (correct me if I'm wrong), so we can also use the masculine form of the word (einer).

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    The idea to swap a female article against a masculine one seems adventurous; I can' t come up with an example, where this is valid.
    – guidot
    Commented Jun 11, 2022 at 17:44

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No, you cannot: "eine" in that sentence is an indefinite article for the word "Anzahl", which is a feminine noun. The gender of the article needs to agree with the gender of the noun it refers to, hence the feminine article "eine" must be used.

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