**Problem 1.**

Date: September 1, 1999.

Skills required: Being able to add and
subtract 2-digit numbers.

Target audience: 8-14 year old kids.

Deadline to submit the solution: October
1, 1999.

**Beads, Necklaces and … Beads**

Julia, Kris and Anna want to make beautiful necklaces, but in order
to make necklaces with beads of different shapes and colors they decided
to borrow beads from each other.

First, Julia lent to Kris and Anna as many beads as they each already
had. Then, Kris lent to Julia and Anna as many beads as they each had.
Finally, Anna lent to Julia and Kris as many beads as they each already
had. Each of them now has 24 beads.

How many beads did each of them originally have?