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Why couldn't Harry or anybody else see Peter Pettigrew aka Scabbers on the Marauder's Map when Lupin could?

Fred and George stumbled upon the Marauder's map in their first year. They passed it on to Harry while in their fifth year. Also note that, while talking to Harry on the train, Ron described Scabbers ...
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Why is JK Rowling considered 'bad at math'?

An often repeated meme about Harry Potter is that JK Rowling is 'bad at math'. I see this all over this site and the saying is probably used elsewhere. The following is said, in the comments for the ...
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Do Hogwarts Houses have quotas?

Not a year goes by where we don't see at least one person Sorted into each House, and it's usually a fairly even distribution. The Sorting Hat doesn't get a chance to study the mind of each child ...
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Are there any other male Gryffindors named in Harry's year, beyond the main five?

Based on the comments discussion below this answer, I'm wondering how many students there were in each year. There have been various speculations about how many people attended Hogwarts in total. But ...
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What Hogwarts classes are taught to two houses at once?

I remember from my mumble about nine mumble rereads of the Harry Potter series that the following classes Harry took were taught to more than one house in the same lesson: Potions with the Slytherins ...
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Are there canon examples of students permanently transferring from one school to another in Potterverse?

Are there either examples, or a mention of this having happened, of students permanently transferring from one magical school to another in Potterverse? Canon only please (books/JKR/Pottermore). ...
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How big were the houses at Hogwarts?

Recently a friend and I got into a short argument about the relative size of the four Hogwarts houses. For some reason I remember there being one line in one of the books that mentions "Gryffindor ...
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Did Harry ever have classes with Ravenclaws? [duplicate]

Listening to the books with audible and I realized the Gryffindors never had classes with Ravenclaws. The only Ravenclaw in Harry's year mentioned seems to be Padma Patil. The Gryffindors seems to ...
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Possible contradiction between number of Slytherins in PoA and 'the original 40?'

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 ...
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Is there any way to make sense out of the scheduling for electives at Hogwarts?

The Question The actual question is as follows: The scheduling system for elective classes at Hogwarts, as presented in the books (particularly Prisoner of Azkaban) does not seem to make sense. I am ...