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These puzzles are also printed in Eight days a week, a booklet published by the Association of Teachers of Mathematics.The Association of Teachers of Mathematics

As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with seven wives. Every wife had seven sacks. Each sack had seven cats. Each cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks and wives, how many were going to St. Ives?

Answer: Traditional answer is one, 7 wives+49 sacks + 343 cats + 2401 kits = 280


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