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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:*** (2.35)
Difficulty:** (1.29)
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?


Answer

8

Since he has to start the medicine today, the first thing for him to do is take the first pill.
Next, he labels 2-9. He doesn't need to label pill number 10 because it will be the only one without a label.

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