BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaserEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.  If you are stumped, feel free to get help or share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This weeks riddle: 

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, wives. How many were going to St Ives?

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14 responses to “BosGuy brain teaser

  1. 351? Clearly you’re not counting the sacks, as they aren’t a living animal. And you have to count the man.


  2. One. Uno. Ein. 00110001


  3. One. I was going to St. Ives. Those I met were going the other direction.


  4. only 1–“I” was going.


  5. Only you were going to St. Ives because you met a man which means he was not going that way.


  6. 2,801


  7. Les (Lez) Harrison

    Only ONE person was going to St. Ives. All the rest, the forty wives, the cats and kittens, etc., were heading in the opposite direction.



    1 is the answer. You are the one going to St. Ives.



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