Oh, Nuts!

Sam the squirrel is gathering nuts for the winter. Sam hides some nuts under the rock in the garden. Sam hides twelve nuts in the hollow tree. Sam hides twenty nuts behind the birdbath. Sam is tired. Sam has hidden forty-eight nuts! How many nuts does Sam hide under the rock in the garden? Show all your math thinking.

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Sam the squirrel is gathering nuts for the winter. Sam hides some nuts under the rock in the garden. Sam hides twenty nuts behind the birdbath. Sam is tired. Sam has hidden thirty-six nuts! How many nuts does Sam hide under the rock in the garden? Show all your math thinking.

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Sam the squirrel is gathering nuts for the winter. Sam hides some nuts under the rock in the garden. Sam hides twelve nuts in the hollow tree. Sam hides twenty nuts behind the bird bath. Sam is tired. Sam has hidden forty-eight nuts! How many nuts does Sam hide under the rock in the garden? Spring is coming. Sam forgets about the nuts under the rock in the garden. Three of the nuts sprout. How many nuts are still under the rock? Show all your math thinking.

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