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How fast do the lily pads grow?

how fast do the lily pads grow

Today’s puzzle challenge is a variation on a common problem of replication.  How fast do the lily pads grow?  See if you can figure out the answer in under 1 minute.

A patch of lily pads float in a lake. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

 




 




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