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My teacher says to create a St. Ives poem and solve it, but I don't know what to do. Help?

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  1. As I was Going to St. Ives
    BY ANONYMOUS
    "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 were there going to St. Ives?"

    How about --

    As I was going to St. Ives,
    I met a cat with nine lives

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    Ms. Sue
  2. So then am I supposed to do Each lives had. And so on?

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  3. Yes.

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    Ms. Sue
  4. I'm confused about this too. I tried to look it up online, but this is what I found.

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