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two old women in an apple tree

Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble


Peas Porridge Hot

Cook with peas


Where Have
You Been?


Jack Be Nimble

Jack be nimble,

Jack be quick

Jack jump over

The candestick.

One tall candle

One fast man.

Can he do it?

See if he can.

Flame burns four feet.

Jack jumps five.

Is that enough?

Can you count that high?


Jack be nimble

Answer here--> If Jack can jump five feet high,
and the flame is four feet high, this is what the
math looks like.

5 feet high - 4 foot flame = 1 foot left of space.

Five minus four equals one!

Yes! Jack can make the jump!





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