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42 children were at a birthday party. Every child was given 8 candies and they each ate one candy and saved the rest for later. How many candies have NOT been eaten?

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42 children were at a birthday party. Every child was given eight candies. And they each ate one candy and saved the rest for later. How many candies have not been eaten?

We know that we’re dealing with 42 children. We also know that they each were given eight candies. However, they all ate one candy and then saved the rest for later. How many candies have not been eaten would be equal to the number of candies saved for later.

They had eight candies each, but they ate one. And that means that each child now has seven candies. To find our final answer, we’ll need to multiply the 42 children by the seven candies. 42 times seven looks like this: seven times two equals 14. Write down your four, carry your one. Seven times four equals 28 plus the one we carried over 29. 42 times seven equals 294.

There are 294 candies remaining.

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