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Hello,

Which is correct?

There ARE a fixed number of cars.
There IS a fixed number of cars.

There is the same number of cars.
There ARE the same number of cars.

Thank you.
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There ARE a fixed number of cars [somewhere]. OK.
There IS a fixed number of cars [somewhere]. No.

There is the same number of cars [somewhere]. No.
There ARE the same number of cars [somewhere]. OK.

You have left out one of the elements of the there-construction. You haven't said where these things are.

CJ
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