The system requires 3 counters -one for the number of pills per bottle -the number of bottles filled -the total number of pills in the final bottles.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Homework? What have you done so far? Where are you stuck? \$\endgroup\$
    – TimWescott
    Nov 29, 2021 at 0:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ yea, it's a project..well so far I created two separate circuits and counters for the number of pills entered and number of bottles, however, I forgot that I needed 3 counters in basically one circuit and I'm not sure how to do that tbh \$\endgroup\$
    – user301018
    Nov 29, 2021 at 0:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ I’m voting to close this question because it's a homework problem with no effort shown. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Nov 29, 2021 at 0:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ I must be misunderstanding the question. It sounds like you're asking us, "How do I put 3 counters in a circuit?" But the answer to that question seems pretty obvious: "Put a counter in, then put another counter in, then put another counter in." Is there something preventing you from putting more counters in? What am I missing? \$\endgroup\$ Nov 29, 2021 at 0:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ @intenselysuffering - Hi, I'm sorry that you seem unhappy. As a specifically Q&A site, Stack Exchange works best with questions that include what has been attempted so far, so that site members don't waste your time (and theirs) explaining things you already know. You said: "you [...] just assumed I did nothing at all" From your viewpoint it might seem like that. However you didn't show any block diagrams etc. of your work so far, so members here simply didn't know where to carry on from :-( That is why, especially for homework-type questions, we need to know exactly where you are stuck. \$\endgroup\$
    – SamGibson
    Nov 29, 2021 at 1:20

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Hint: You can use a set of 4017B counter ICs and logic gates ICs for testing conditions/comparisons, to answer your questions. I don't have enough point to leave the hint as a comment. So I give it here.