# If A Doctor Gives You 3 Pills And Tells You To Take One Pill Every Half Hour, How Long Would It Be Before All The Pills Had Been Taken?

1 hour--- Take a Pill, clock starts, take another 30 minutes later, take the last 30 minutes after that... 1 hour has passed...
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1 hour
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1 hour
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1 hour
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60 min
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The answer is 1 it doesn't matter when you take the first pill. But as soon as you take it an hour later they will all be gone!
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1 hour surely. If you take the first one as soon as he says to.
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take 1 at say 3oclock, one at 3:30 and 1 an 4:00
thats 1 hr
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1 hour. You take 1, wait half an hour then have another, wait another half an hour then have the final 1
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One hour and thirty minutes
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One hour and 30 minutes
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I'm sweating bullets
2 hours
2 1/2 hours
I'll take them all at once
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This is a terrible riddle. Good riddles have an answer that makes one say "ohhh. How obvious" once they discover the true answer.

The doctor here says to take one every half hour. If the clock starts when he gives you the 3 pills, you must wait half an hour before taking one. The most accurate answer is the obvious one, 1.5 hours.
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Taylor Brookes commented
Who says it's a riddle? Maybe they genuinely wanted to know. And the answer is actually 1 hour, although I guess you could argue that the clock starts when you get the pills and you could wait any time at all before taking the first one, but let's assume the clock starts when you take the first one. Who says that you need to wait half an hour after seeing the doctor?