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Why Aren't There More Hufflepuffs? [duplicate]

Simply put, every House has some characteristics they search after. Gryffindor has bravery, Slytherin has purity, and Ravenclaw has intelligence. But Hufflepuff? Said Hufflepuff, ‘I’ll teach the ...
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Does the sorting hat distribute students equally? [duplicate]

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 ...
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How do they keep the Hogwarts houses the same size? [duplicate]

How does the Sorting Hat prevent one house from being way bigger or smaller than the others? Related: How big were the houses at Hogwarts?
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Why doesn't Hogwarts have more teachers?

Hogwarts apparently has only one professor per subject. We could reason this out by looking at the fact that all of Harry's Potions classes are with Snape (for as long as Snape is teaching Potions), ...
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Do students ever get sorted into houses other than what their family is in?

It seems to me that whatever house your parents were in is where you will end up. I know the Sorting Hat initially wanted to Sort Harry into Slytherin, but that had a lot to do with his connection to ...
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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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How many students attended Hogwarts?

While re-listening to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (audiobook), I noticed that after Sirius tried to get into the Gryffindor common room, and everyone goes to the Great Hall, Dumbledore ...
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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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How many students are in Harry's year in Gryffindor?

It seems pretty obvious at the beginning: 3 girls and 5 boys. (Hermione, Lavender, Parvati, Harry, Ron, Neville, Dean, Seamus). But then in chapter 7 of Prisoner of Azkaban: "R - r - riddikulus!&...
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How many participants were there at the Battle of Hogwarts?

Is there any canon source about the number of the combatants on each side in the Battle of Hogwarts? The only concrete information that I remember from the book is that the Death Eaters outnumber the ...
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