Maribel + 12 cousins = 13 people.
There are 60 candies to be divided among 13 people and although the question says that the distribution doesn't have to be uniform, we are going to begin with trying to give each person equal candies at first and we'll do that by :
60 /13, which gives us 52 with a quotient of 4, with a remainder 8.
Hence, it's clear that all 13 people would get at least 4 candies. Now, we are left with 8 more candies that we can distribute among Maribel and 7 of her cousins, which makes it 5 candies with 8 people, while the rest of them still have 3.
According to the question, Maribel is supposed to have the more number of candies than everyone else, and yet, we are supposed to find the LEAST number of candies with her, that satisfies the condition.
And so, if Maribel has one more candy (4+1+1 = 6), she will have more than the rest, because then, her cousins would only have 5 and 4 candies.
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