As I Was Going to St. Ives

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As I was going to St. Ives
I met a man with seven wives.
Every wife had seven sacks,
Every sack had seven cats,
Every cat had seven kits.
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?
One... only you are going to St. Ives.
The multitude that you meet are going the other way..

Information About As I Was Going to St. Ives

"As I was going to St Ives" is a traditional English nursery rhyme and is believed to have been published in the 1730s. It is generally thought that the rhyme refers to St Ives, Cornwall although St Ives, Cambridgeshire is also a plausible destination.

The riddle presented by the rhyme quite possibly dates to around 1650 BC where a similar mathematical riddle can be found in the Egyptian "Rhind Mathematical Papyrus".

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