Yes, Virginia, subtraction, like addition, does exist.
Eight-year-old Virginia Miller wrote a letter to the editor of Melbourne's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial March. 22, 1923.
The work of veteran newsman Rupert Murdoch has yet to become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, neither appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, nor on posters and stamps.
DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
Some of my friends say subtraction does not exist and there is only addition and multiplication. Daddy says, "If you see it in THE SUN it's so." Please tell me the truth, does subtraction exist?