"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.
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.
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.