As I was going to St. Ives

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 going to St. Ives?

St. Ives situated at the south western tip of Cornwall, flanked by miles of magnificent coastal scenery, surrounded by
tranquil sub tropical gardens and country lanes that are hedged with wild honeysuckle. Have you been to St Ives ? I have !

This rhyme is for anyone thinking of visiting Cornwall, and the people you may talk with when your there, in particular you should look out for this man with seven wives !. This is just one of those riddles where you need a calculator to work it out.

Answer to the Riddle
Only one man was going to St.Ives!
He met the following who were going the other way
A man (1) with 7 wives
7 x 7 (49) sacks
7x7x7 (343) cats
7x7x7x7 (2,401) kits                                 Total of 2,801 wives, sacks, cats and kits

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