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#1 2006-02-25 02:34:07

Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 24,312

Travelling puzzle

"All right now, Alfred, pay attention! I'll repeat the puzzle one more time.
'As I was going to St.Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits;
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?'

It's really not very hard if you give it a little thought."

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge - Enrico Fermi. 

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.


#2 2006-02-25 03:20:57

Registered: 2005-11-28
Posts: 97

Re: Travelling puzzle

Who's alfred?...
and only "I" was going to St. Ives, so....ONE

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
                                                             -Bertrand Russell


#3 2006-03-02 22:39:18

Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 2,075

Re: Travelling puzzle

No kits, cats, sacks nor any wives were going to St. Ives.

Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.


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