# math

a) How many more beads did Maya have than Kayla in the beginning?

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1. let Maya's original number of beads be 12x
and Kayla's be 7x

Maya bought another 28 , now has 12x+28
Kayla gave away 32, now has 7x-32

but 7x-32 = 57
x = 89/7 , which is not a whole number.

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