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How Many Were Going To Saint Ives?


Best Answer unreality , 12 September 2007 - 02:36 AM

It is 1

you are PASSING those ppl.. you are the ONLY person going from X to St Ives, they are going from St Ives to X

this is an old one... saw it in the Moscow Puzzles, i think, a while ago (i love that book) Go to the full post


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#11 vime

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:06 PM

As I was going to Saint Ives,
I crossed the path of seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kittens,
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to Saint Ives?


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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

Another riddle from granny I just remembered:

There was a girl in our town,
Silk an' satin was her gown,
Silk an' satin, gold an' velvet,
Guess her name, three times I've telled it.


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#13 efilwen

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:52 AM

Well actually you specifically asked about the kittens, cats, sacks, wives, so the answer would be 0! :D
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

first one---1
second one ann
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:40 AM

As I was going to Saint Ives,
I crossed the path of seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kittens,
Kittens, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to Saint Ives?

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#16 TOPHAT

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 06:14 PM

It was most definately one
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#17 Dreamjoy

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:50 PM

Only one person b/c he said he crossed their path but who knows where their path were leading. He was the only that it specifies was going to St. Ives.
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#18 debz

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:30 PM

just 1
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#19 smiffy

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 04:40 PM

It was 0 as it said

Kittens, cats, sacks, wives,

so it was addressing the Kittens, cats, sacks and wives.

But also there may be others who weren't mentioned. There may be 1000 people going but they weren't mentioned.

But it was 0!
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Posted 19 April 2008 - 03:33 AM

I heard this one from my pops when I was little, he wouldn't tell us the answer and made us figure it out. Must have taken me a couple of years before I got it. We learned it slightly different
As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks, each cat had seven cats.
Each cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks and wives, how many were going to St. Ives.

the met part was the big clue I kept missing till I was about 6. LOL
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