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A cat that was fat and who liked to subtract,

Liked making small things go away…

One day she spied mice and she treated them nice,

So 3 of them joined cat to play…

But then 1 was gone,

And fat cat played on,

Playing with 2 little mice,

Until there was 1,

And cat wasn’t done,

Playing with cat had a price…

Then there were none,

What had cat done?

She’d eaten the last little mouse…

Nope!

The friendly fat cat hadn’t done that,

She’d brought them to play at her house…

RELATED MATH CHALLENGES

If there are 11 mice eating cheese, and 9 of them run away, how many mice are left eating cheese?

If there were 8 mice in a field, and subtraction cat took 2 home each day for 2 days, how many mice would be left in the field?

If subtraction cat had 9 cat treats and ate them three at a time, how many times could she eat treats before there were no treats left?

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