Test your skills of deduction with the January 2022 edition of Riddle Me This: Mixing Medicine

You have been feeling very sick lately and decide to visit your doctor. He gives you two medications to take, Medicine Y and Medicine X. You are instructed to take one pill of each every day and the pills must be taken together. If you take less than this amount you will die from illness, and if you take more you will die from an overdose. When putting the pills away in your medicine cabinet you accidentally drop the bottles and three pills fall out. You count the remaining pills in each bottle and determine that on the floor there is one X pill and two Y pills. Unfortunately the pills look identical and you have no way of telling them apart.

How can you save the pills on the floor and still maintain the proper daily dosage and take all of the pills?

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