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Hi I'm having trouble figuring out how to approach this word problem and wonder if anyone had tips.

Problem:

Just suppose, for the sake of argument, that you have a large block of stone. While staring at this block of stone, it dawns on you that perhaps you should carve it into something. Luckily, you have a hammer and chisel handy.

But it's no ordinary hammer and chisel. Somehow, no matter how hard you hit the chisel, exactly one-half of one percent of the block chips off.

How many times do you have to hit the chisel before the block is less than half of its original size?

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