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Can you solve this puzzle? It's what the doctor ordered

Can you solve this puzzle? It's what the doctor ordered
Image credit: The Daily Mail

Are you ready to have some fun?

We've got loads of viral brainteasers here at Komando.com and today we want to show you just what the doctor ordered - more brainteasers!

Here's today's: Peter had a terrible headache. His doctor game him five tablets to ease the pain, instructing him to take one tablet every 15 minutes. How long did it take Peter to take all the tablets? 

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Image credit: The Daily Mail

Think you know the answer? Are you sure about it? It's more complicated than you think. Click through to the next page for the big reveal. 

Answer: It will take Peter 60 minutes to take his pills.

If you're like most people, the first answer you came up with was probably an hour and fifteen minutes. It's the natural assumption to add 15 minutes for each pill that Peter needs to take. But that's what is tricking so many people across the web.

To arrive at the actual solution, you have to remember to factor in the first pill Peter will need to take. If his first pill is taken at 00, the second at 15, the third at 30 and the fourth at 45, then the fifth and final pill will be taken at 60.

So, how did you do? Let us know in the comments.

And click here to check out all of our brainteasers we've rounded up for you on Komando.com.

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