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Old February 11, 2024, 08:03 PM
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salíamos a una taberna por cada 175 individuos

Does this mean one of 175 taverns?
Is that a figurative or literal number?
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Old February 11, 2024, 09:34 PM
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Context is necessary to understand this. The paragraph I found says:
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Quizá porque la verdadera patria de un hombre es su niñez, a pesar del tiempo transcurrido recuerdo siempre con nostalgia la taberna del Turco. Ni ese lugar, ni el capitán Alatriste, ni aquellos azarosos años de mi mocedad existen ya; pero en tiempos de nuestro Cuarto Felipe la taberna era una de las cuatrocientas donde podían apagar su sed los 70.000 vecinos de Madrid -salíamos a una taberna por cada 175 individuos- sin contar mancebías, garitos de juego y otros establecimientos públicos de moral relajada o equívoca, que en aquella España paradójica, singular e irrepetible, se veían tan frecuentados como las iglesias, y a menudo por la misma gente.
Here, the verb "salir" is used to express, colloquially, the result of an arithmetic operation: If you divide 70,000 inhabitants of Madrid by 400 pubs in the city, you get 175 people for each pub. So the Captain and his friends count for the 175 people that correspond, mathematically, to the Turk's pub. "Salimos" is expressing that Íñigo counts his group and himself in those 175 individuals.

-Si divides 70,000 habitantes de Madrid por 400 tabernas, te salen 175 individuos por cada taberna.
-Cuando multiplico 3 x 6 me sale 18.
-¿Cuánto te salió en el problema del examen?
-Este vestido cuesta 3,600 pesos, pero tiene el 20% de descuento. Sale como a 2,900. (Here, "como" introduces an approximation to the actual result of the operation.)
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Old February 12, 2024, 12:39 PM
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