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7-98.

Write an equation for the problem. x + (x − 30) + 1 = 435

x = the number of Republicans

Add like terms and solve for x to find the number of Republicans.
2x − 29 = 435
2x = 464
x = 232

There were 232 Republicans in the United States House of Representatives.