# Mr. R.’s World of Math

## Dimes in a Dollar

How many more do I need to make a dollar?

All of the time,
I’m counting my dimes,
Each one’s worth 10 single cents…

But I need a whole dollar,
To purchase great things,
Like a dog, a cat, and a fence…

I’m counting my dimes,
I’m counting by tens,
Starting with ten, twenty, thirty,

Three valuable dimes,
Are here in my jar,
One’s shiny,
2 others are dirty…
3 silver dimes are not nearly enough,
To buy my new cat a new collar,
The sign at the pet shop, clearly it read,
New collars cost one single dollar

That’s 100 cents, exactly 10 dimes,
For the perfect great gift for my cat,
How many more dimes would I need to go find,
If I want to afford to buy that?

#### (don’t forget to count by tens!)

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