Schools Mathematics Grand Challenge
Week one's Puzzles
Read the following rhyme carefully and then answer the question below.
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, in total, did I meet while going to St. Ives?
(You need to give the grand total (one number) of kits+cats+sacks+wives)
Fifteen years ago, my mother's age was three times my age. She is now twice my age. What age am I now?