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I got a new dog,

Addition’s his name,

He lives in the kitchen,

Eating’s his game!

Each morning, Addition,

Adds to his weight,

Thinks all types of dog foods,

Are tasty and great…

He started at 4 pounds,

But added 4 more,

The sum came to 8 pounds,

He stuck in our door…

8 pounds?

Not big!

He added 8 more!

The sum was 16,

He was growing galore!

I yelled, that’s enough!

“Don’t grow any bigger!

Any more pounds,

Was too heavy to figure!

But he added again,

The sum was real bad,

16 + 16

I felt kind of mad…

32 pounds,

He looked like a hog,

Couldn’t walk, or go swimming,

Or chase balls, or jog!!

Addition kept adding,

And putting on pounds,

Until his stomach did gurgle,

With groaning-type sounds!

Now Addition’s so big,

It’s just a sad fact,

I’ll need dog, Addition,

To learn to subtract…

RELATED MATH CHALLENGES

If my dog Addition weighed 32 pounds, and he lost 2 pounds a day for 3 days, how much did he weigh?

If my dog Addition weighed 32 pounds, and doubled his weight every day for 3 days, how much did he weigh?

If my dog addition went to the movies with 5 dog friends and 3 humans, how many legs were in the movie theater?