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Feb1612, 01:35 PM

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These came up for a job interview and they had to be answered relatively quickly (most of them should be answered within one minute):




#2
Feb1612, 01:44 PM

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Wow. What kind of job was it?




#3
Feb1612, 01:48 PM

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What kind of job was this for? How do you have a copy of the test? When I've taken employment tests, you were not allowed to take anything with you so that it can't be given out.




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Feb1612, 01:59 PM

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Interview questions
I just picked a few low hanging fruit.
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2) 3.5 because the rule that makes you stop playing has no effect on the expected value. 7) While there are input letters take an input letter and see if it is a space. If it is not a space, put it into a LIFO queue. If it is a space, then take the letters off of the LIFO queue one at a time and print them, then print the space. When there are no more letters, take the letters off of the LIFO queue one at a time and print them. Stop. 10) Spin the barrel again for a 2/3 chance of surviving. If you pull the trigger without spinning you will have a 1/2 chance of surviving. 11) 1400 is cheaper because you subtract the strike price from the sale price to determine the value. 12) This one is weird. Options sell in a market that is independent of their underlying securities. However, in general, there is some correlation to: The underlying security, the strike price and the expiration date. 



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Feb1612, 02:22 PM

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Here's some others asked at another company: How many ridges are on a quarter? How many libraries are in the U.S.? How many traffic lights are in Manhattan? Rank yourself from 110, 10 being the best in the following 5 qualities. The total cannot be greater than 35: Intellect, teamwork, communication, finance, attitude 



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Feb1612, 02:30 PM

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A classic Fermi question is "How many piano tuners are there in Chicago?" 



#8
Feb1612, 05:22 PM

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I wouldn't work there. I'd rather work somewhere they ask you easy questions  like, "How high can you count on your fingers and toes?" Except I'd need a slide rule to even answer that question.
Actually, some of these are easy; some I'd at least know how I wanted to start them, but would need to think about them for a few to refine my answer (the robot question, for example), and I wouldn't have a clue about #11 or #12. Plus, I couldn't answer #5, but at least I knew that immediately. 



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Feb1612, 06:54 PM

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#11
Feb1612, 07:23 PM

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Well, I wouldn't qualify, but I like the questions. #5 is interesting, for example. Best I could come up with that with a fair coin you can chose between four things A,B,C, and D. So you flip until you hit either an A, or a B or C. So it has an answer as a limit. Can it be done easier?




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Feb1612, 07:47 PM

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#17
Feb1612, 08:05 PM

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What about #2? Very sloppily I came up with less than 7, but I am very unsure about it.




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Feb1612, 08:50 PM

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