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Pills problem
Mike needs to take every day two pills: An A and a B. They must be taken together in order to be effective. Taking more of either can have serious side effects. He opened up the A bottle, and tapped one A pill into his hand. then he opened the B bottle, but by mistake,
Mike cut each of the three pills in half, and carefully separated them into two piles, with half of each pill in each pill. He did not know which pill is which, but he was 100% sure that each of the two piles now contains two halves of pill B and half of pill A. He went back into the pill A box, took out a pill, cut it in half and added one half to each stack. Now he had two stacks, each one contains two halves of pill A and two halves of pill B. Mike took one stack of pills today and left the second stack for tomorrow.
Pills problem
Mike needs to take every day two pills: An A and a B. They must be taken together in order to be effective. Taking more of either can have serious side effects. He opened up the A bottle, and tapped one A pill into his hand. then he opened the B bottle, but by mistake,
Mike cut each of the three pills in half, and carefully separated them into two piles, with half of each pill in each pill. He did not know which pill is which, but he was 100% sure that each of the two piles now contains two halves of pill B and half of pill A. He went back into the pill A box, took out a pill, cut it in half and added one half to each stack. Now he had two stacks, each one contains two halves of pill A and two halves of pill B. Mike took one stack of pills today and left the second stack for tomorrow.