A barrel of water weighs 60 pounds riddle

A barrel of water weighs 60 pounds riddle

A barrel of water weighs 60 pounds riddle

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A barrel of water weighs 60 pounds

A barrel of water weighs 60 pounds. What must you put in it for it to weigh 40 pounds?

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ANSWER

A hole. By doing this would drain the water inside the barrel and reduce the weight by emptying some of the contents.