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7-98.

In the spring of 2005, there were more Republicans than Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. There was also one member from an Independent Party. If there were representatives in all, how many Republicans were there? Write and solve an equation (or a system of equations) to find your solution.

Write an equation for the problem.

Add like terms and solve for to find the number of Republicans.

There were Republicans in the United States House of Representatives.