Rectifying a pill mistake

A man has a medical condition that requires him to take two kinds of pills, call them A and B.  The man must take exactly one A pill and exactly one B pill each day, or he will die.  The pills are taken by first dissolving them in water.

The man has a jar of A pills and a jar of B pills.  One day, as he is about to take his pills, he takes out one A pill from the A jar and puts it in a glass of water.  Then he accidentally takes out twoB pills from the B jar and puts them in the water.  Now, he is in the situation of having a glass of water with three dissolved pills, one A pill and two B pills.  Unfortunately, the pills are very expensive, so the thought of throwing out the water with the 3 pills and starting over is out of the question.  How should the man proceed in order to get the right quantity of A and B while not wasting any pills?

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ronret45 Expert Asked on 1st August 2015 in Microsoft Interview Puzzles.
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    he  put one A PILL AND PUT IN WATTER AND THEN DRINK HALF OF WATER

    Yodha Expert Answered on 4th April 2016.
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