Challenge 110

The traveler's gold

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A traveler had to pay for a week's stay (7 days) in a hotel, with only one gold bar to pay.

The hotel owner challenged the traveler to accept the gold payment. The proposal was as follows:

"I accept the gold payment. However, you will have to pay one night at a time, and you can only cut the bar twice."

How should the traveler cut the bar to make the payment?

* Challenge submitted by user Nilton Alves Neto.