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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.

2*x* − 29 = 435

2*x* = 464

*x* = 232

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