# Oldest Riddle in History

### The Man at St. Ives

This is one of the oldest riddles in history.  According to few this riddle has been included in the Guiness Book of Records. Though we are not sure about that. But anyways try giving the answer to this ancient riddle!!

How many were going to St. Ives?

“As I was going to St. Ives

I met a man with seven wives.

Kits, cats, sacks and wives,

How many were going to St. Ives?”

#### Vineet Patawari

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## 16 thoughts to “Oldest Riddle in History”

1. Yash Shukla says:

He was going alone because he only met the other man and it’s not mentioned that he was going with them!

2. Chitra says:

Only One person

3. Anamika Mallick says:

Only 1 person,i.e. ‘I’ was going to St ives

4. VIJIT says:

or
considering all are going then

kits=7*7*7*7
cats=7*7*7
wifes=7
man=1
himself=1

5. VIJIT says:

just 2

the man himself and the one he met on his way.

6. Munir Azam Khan says:

the person himself

7. shalin says:

just the person himself

8. Rajiv says:

assuming all of them are going to St Ives the total is
(((1+7)*7*7)+1)*7+1+1=2753

9. divya says:

nly 1 person is gng..as der is no pariticualr info about others…

10. Vineet Aggarwal says:

7*7*7*7+1+1 = 2403

11. Himanshu says:

ANS: 2401( excluding the two mens)

12. S says:

only 1 person

13. salil shah says:

1

14. cann’t say for sure because where all of them are going is not mentioned