as i was going to st ives riddle is one of the internet’s most baffling riddles for quite some time now. Here is a look at the st ives riddle answer with an explanation.
as i was going to st ives 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?
as i was going to st ives riddle answer
The correct answer to as i was going to st ives riddle is: ONE ( The writer) or 2802.
As for the answer, It depends if the man (and company) where going in the same direction as the writer or not. it’s a matter of interpretation as the rhyme is a tad ambiguous.
lets assume that they weren’t (as I feel is the intention) – So only the person who saw them is going to the St. Ives.- then the answer is 1, i.e. the writer.
If they were (they all are going to St. ives) then it gets a little more complicated cause the riddle will turn to be a math riddle. Whilst there are various interpretations the most straightforward is 2802 (1 writer, 1 man, 7 wives, 49 sacks, 343 cats and 2401 kittens), but all this is not possible that someone is carrying 343 cats.