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Too Many Pills

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.

 

Puzzle ID:#44953
Fun:*** (2.3)
Difficulty:** (1.32)
Category:Logic
Submitted By:grilledcheese*

 

 

 



A man has been prescribed 10 pills. Starting today, he must take one pill a day, but because the concentration of the medicine is different in each pill, he must take them in a specific order. Since the pills look the same, the man decided to write numbers on each pill to help him remember the order he needs to take them in.

What is the least amount of pills he has to number if he wants to keep track of the order?




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Comments

megabreath*
Jul 26, 2009

Good quiz. I was thinking 9 and then I realised he would take one straight away so guessed 8.
mir77*us*
Jul 27, 2009

dang, i said nine because he wouldn't have to label the last one
tigerlily34Aus*
Jul 30, 2009

I thought the answer was 9
Question_MarkAsx*
Aug 04, 2009

I liked this one . Not because I got it right, but because it was fun .
valencia*us*
Aug 11, 2009

good teaser
braingle100tus*
Aug 19, 2009

for how long does he have to take these pills? wouldn't he still have to label the first one for the next day?
grilledcheese*
Aug 19, 2009

They are each different types of pills. Read the first couple sentences again.
chastain101tus*
Nov 14, 2009

i thought the answer was nine
zembobo*us*
Apr 08, 2010

This should go under "trick" not "logic". Good one though.
coinjar876tus*
May 11, 2010

I said 9 too
eighsseAus*
Sep 21, 2013

I said 9. I considered 8, but assumed that he might be taking the first pill later in the day, not necessarily right away. Being categorized a logic puzzle, this should have been made clear. Trick/situation/mystery can have untold significant information, but logic should not.



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