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Is davening with 10 people in attendance but only 6 people actually davening equivalent to davening in a minyan where 10 people are davening together or is it less preferable and ideally not something to regularly do (and one should seek out a minyan where all 10 people (or more) are davening together - especially shemoneh esrei)

Would be grateful for replies with sources.

Thank you so much.

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    Will follow with a proper answer, but see Mishna Berurah 90:28 which implies that it doesn't count as tefilllah betzibur, but just allows Kaddish/Kedushah to be said. Apparently others argue though.
    – AKA
    May 25 at 19:54
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    @AKA Debate between Shut Chassam Sofer and Shut Iggros Moshe? May 25 at 21:19
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    @IsraelReader Dirshu cites IG"M and others saying not, and Minchas Yitzchak and others saying yes - didn't notice Chasam Sofer but could be!
    – AKA
    May 25 at 21:49
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    @AKA I tried finding the Iggros Moshe, but was unsuccessful. However I did find the IGM (OC Vol. 3:9, p.308) where he argues on the CS, regarding davening with the Chazzan, if it counts as Tefillah Be'tzibur (CS-Yes, IGM-No). May 25 at 22:19
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    @TorahKnowledgeSeeker Igros Moshe Orach Chaim 1:28-30 says it isn't (though he gets uncertain at the end of 30).
    – AKA
    May 26 at 17:14

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