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03 Feb 11 1:10 am
It depends on what is being linked to and not on the number of links on the page. If the backlink leads to a highly relevant, helpful and high quality web page, it actually adds value to both the page that is being linked from and the page that is being linked to; and that's because it adds to a positive user experience.
The main objective of the google criteria for ranking web pages and assigning PR is to provide the best experience to google users. And that means that they do their best to weed out irrelevant pages, spam pages, malicious pages, low quality pages, and the like.