### Brain Teasers

# Too Many Pills

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

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?

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

### Answer

8Since 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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## Comments

Good quiz. I was thinking 9 and then I realised he would take one straight away so guessed 8.

dang, i said nine because he wouldn't have to label the last one

I thought the answer was 9

I liked this one . Not because I got it right, but because it was fun .

good teaser

for how long does he have to take these pills? wouldn't he still have to label the first one for the next day?

They are each different types of pills. Read the first couple sentences again.

i thought the answer was nine

This should go under "trick" not "logic". Good one though.

I said 9 too

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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