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" 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, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives? "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ... - Стр. 95
авторы: Percy Society - 1841
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Superstitions: 10,000 You Really Need

William Carroll - 1998 - Страниц: 620
...reader assume all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with the above stated purposes. 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...
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Anglo-Norman Durham, 1093-1193

David W. Rollason, Margaret Harvey, Michael Prestwich - 1998 - Страниц: 552
...Saint 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 Saint Ives? John Henry Newman's hymn is in the same form: Praise to the Holiest in the height...
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Famous Problems and Their Mathematicians

Art Johnson - 1999 - Страниц: 179
...many are there in all on the road to Rome? This problem is reminiscent of an English nursery rhyme: As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven...kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ives? The Blockhead Teacher Page continues on page 46. 45 Rhind Papyrus Solution Fibonacci's...
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Advanced Algebra with the TI-89

Brendan Kelly - 2000 - Страниц: 100
...forerunner and perhaps the origin of the familiar related nursery rhyme: As I was going to St. Ivés, I met a man with seven wives; Every wife had seven...kits. Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were going to St. Ivés? 7—» 72— » '3— » The Rhind Papyrus: Problem 79 hieratic script hieroglyphics...
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The Civilization Of Ancient Egypt

Paul Johnson - 1999 - Страниц: 278
...and Roman worlds, and Egyptian-style prmiitive mathematics are reflected in such archaic ditties as 'As I was going to St Ives I met a man with seven wives', etc. Granted the technology of the ancient world, and certainly granted the technology the Egyptians...
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The Kingdom of Infinite Number: A Field Guide

Bryan Bunch, Bryan H. Bunch - 2001 - Страниц: 414
...nearly 3000 years later by Fibonacci, and also is implicit in the trick question of a children's rhyme: As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven...cats, Every cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, wives — How many were going to St. Ives? I trust you know the correct answer, but perhaps were fooled...
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Number: From Ahmes to Cantor

Midhat J. Gazalé - 2000 - Страниц: 340
...Saint Ives, I met a man with seven wives. Ev'ry wife had seven sacks Ev'ry sack had seven cats Ev'ry cat had seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks and wives, How many were going to Saint Ives? It is worth observing that problem 79 in the Rhind Papyrus also deals with groupings...
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The Ciphers of the Monks: A Forgotten Number-notation of the Middle Ages

David A. King - 2001 - Страниц: 518
...familiar Mother Goose rhyme, which in its essence goes back to Ancient Egypt:4 "As I was going to Saint Ives, I met a man with seven wives; Every wife had...seven kits. Kits, cats, sacks and wives, How many were going to Saint Ives?" is: 2 + 7 + 72 + 73 + 74. Only in the monastic ciphers, here modified to base...
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Elementary Number Theory with Applications

Thomas Koshy - 2002 - Страниц: 748
...very closely resembles the above papyrus problem: As I was going to St. Ivés I met a man with se\en wives. Every wife had seven sacks. Every sack had...Kits, cats, sacks, and wives. How many were there going to St. Ivés? 3. The American mathematician Edward Kasner once asked his young nephew to make...
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Quotation Index to Children's Literature

Melanie Axel-Lute - 2001 - Страниц: 317
...boy; All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy. > [in Baring-Gould, The Annotated Mother Goose] (4) 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...
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