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The ratio of Maya’s beads to Kayla’s beads was 12:7. After Maya bought another 28 beads and Kayla gave away 32 beads, 57of Kayla’s beads were left.

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



b) Find the new ratio of Maya’s beads to Kayla’s beads.

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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.

    Something is not right with your question, check your numbers or your typing

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