I was reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban again and noticed something peculiar.
In PoA, the book explicitly states
Three-quarters of the crowd was wearing scarlet rosettes, waving scarlet flags with the Gryffindor lion upon them, or brandishing banners with slogans like "GO GRYFFINDOR!" and "LIONS FOR THE CUP' Behind the Slytherin goal posts, however, two hundred people were wearing green;
The amount of Slytherins here do not add up to the original forty, where it is safe to assume that there were ten students in each house from the original forty:
40 students / 4 houses = 10 students/house every year
So, with around 40 students in each year, that is:
10 students/house x 7 years = 70 students/house
This is assuming that everyone stayed after O.W.L.s which isn't likely. We also have to remember to subtract the amount of people actually playing Quidditch.
70 students - 7 students = 63 students
Now, lets add ten teachers that may be on rooting for Slytherin, also unlikely.
63 students + 10 teachers = 73 Slytherin fans.
If we wanted to go even further, we can add at most 20 people who are from other houses, rooting for Slytherin. This is incredibly unlikely because of the previous statement:
Three-quarters of the crowd was wearing scarlet rosettes...
63 Slytherin fans + 20 Others = 83 Slytherin fans.
83 is way lower than 200, so is there something going on here or am I missing something?