**Kate has some stickers. If she gives her friends 7 stickers each, she will have 3 stickers left. If she gives them 8 stickers each, she will be short of 6 stickers.a) How many friends does she have?b) How many stickers does she have?Solution**

The difference in number of stickers is 9. This 9-sticker difference is due to each of her friend receiving 1 more sticker. Hence, she has 9 friends, receiving 1 more sticker each.

**Answer: She has 9 friends.**

**(b)**

7 stickers to 9 friends ----- 9 x 7 = 63

Add 3 extra stickers ----- 63 + 3 = 66

**Answer: She has 66 stickers.**