As I was going to St Ives Riddle is very popular riddle on the internet and here is the correct answer. The riddle and the explanation to this riddle is given below so do read it. It’s one of the tricky riddles and very confusing to.
Question: 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?
Answer: The answer to “As I was going to St Ives Riddle” is “one.”
The only person who is going to St. Ives is the narrator who is telling this riddle. Do remember there can be a multiple answer to this riddle as it’s not clear from the question who is going to St. Ives.
These kinds of riddles play with the words and try to confuse you by I have tried to give you a general answer which you will give in a normal situation.
If we assume that all of them are going to St. Ives then we can also calculate the exact numbers and that will be: 1 Man + 7 Wife + 49 sacks + 343 Cats + 2401 Kittens = 2801.
Its very funny that the person are carrying 343 cats 😄 and that’s not possible in normal situation so we always assume things in that kind of questions.