If 7 ounces of garlic-infused olive oil is spread over half the kitchen floor and most of the clothing and four feet of two small four-year olds. . . .
What would be the half-life of getting the smell out of the house?
And how long does the coefficient of friction of the kitchen floor remain near zero?
Fortunately, we can assume for purposes of this problem that less than 1 percent of the oil by volume was tracked into the adjacent carpet.