A barrel holds 60 gallons of water. If a crack in the barrel causes (1/2) gallon to leak out each day, how many gallons of water remain after 2 weeks?

A barrel holds 60 gallons of water. If a crack in the barrel causes (1/2) gallon to leak out each day, how many gallons of water remain after 2 weeks?

Detailed Explanation

In 2 weeks, or 14 days, 1/2 × 14 = 7 gallons leak out, leaving 60 – 7 = 53 gallons.