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A series of questions, so I'll split them up if needed.

I'm working my way through the books again and was wondering if the sorting hats sorts the students into houses equally, or if there are some houses which have a larger number of students than others (two questions I guess).

If they are sorted equally, can we therefore say hat Hogwarts has around 800 pupils, as in The Prisoner of Azkaban in the Gryffindor Vs. Slytherin Quidditch match, it's said that the '200 Slytherin's boo'd Gryffindoor as they walked onto the pitch' (roughly, can't remember the exact text)?

marked as duplicate by Adamant harry-potter Sep 15 '16 at 15:57

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    Smells dupey – Jason Baker Sep 15 '16 at 15:51
  • yeah most of your questions are answered in jasons link – Himarm Sep 15 '16 at 15:54
  • Ah, wrong search criteria. Never thought to use "quota" as a keyword missed it when looking through. Agreed it's a duplicate then. Should I delete it or will a moderator do what's needed? – gabe3886 Sep 15 '16 at 16:01
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    Do not delete it. Duplicates are good for searching. We like to keep them around. – Adamant Sep 15 '16 at 16:03