A school principal ordered 1,000 pencils. He gave an equal number to each of 7 teachers until he had given out as many as possible. How many pencils were left?

a. 2

b. 4

c. 6

d. 142

Answer: The correct answer is 6

A school principal ordered 1,000 pencils. He gave an equal number to each of the 7 teachers until he had given out as many as possible.

He shared 142 pencils for each of the 7 teachers. So, 142 × 7 = 994. The remaining pencils are 6.