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You might have heard of the following problem.     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 kitts. Kitts, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St. Ives?   This is a rather good problem and a rather old problem.  In fact some of the hieroglyphics found on papyrus more than 3000 years old are believed to represent a very similar problem!   I think this problem, while amusing, is a little big ambiguous and slightly alarming.  Is the toothed, clawed, furry and wild-haired army en route to St.Ives like the narrator or is the narrator passing them while they are in their their home?   Can we assume the man meets the army head on as they are returning from St.Ives?   Is the man travelling with his entourage or is just meeting them on his way to St.Ives?  What kind of person carries 7 cats and 49 kittens in a sack?  What... read more

So, I just surpassed the first five hour mark.  Rather easily, I might add.  I was working with a student, getting ready for finals in College Algebra.  He took his final on Friday, so fingers crossed he does well.   Looking forward to more tutoring opportunities through Wyzant.   Don't be afraid to personally message me through Wyzant for tutoring.  It is my job, after all. Hoping to hear from you!  =)

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