# SOLUTION: A patch of lily pads doubles its size each day after it starts growing in the pond. If a pond was completely covered just today, what part of it was covered in lily pads five days

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 55504: A patch of lily pads doubles its size each day after it starts growing in the pond. If a pond was completely covered just today, what part of it was covered in lily pads five days ago?Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! yesterday 1/2 of the pond was covered day before that (1/2)of (1/2) or 1/4th was covered. day before that 1/8th was covered etc. 5 days before (1/2)^5 = 1/32 nd of the pond was covered. Cheers, Stan H.