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I was recently asked this question on non-technical interview. Any advice on how to answer such questions?
In the middle of the ocean is a yacht.  Several corpses are floating in the water nearby. What happend? Solution As with any situational puzzle, t ...
Can you continue this sentence?
Company where asked this question: Google
Interviewed for position: Software Developer
Situation: Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice all live in the same house.  Bob and Carol go out to a movie, and when they return, Alice is lying dea ...
Answer: This one gave me really hard time then I first saw it. The number on the right is actually number of closed circles in the left number... i.e ...
Situation:  A man lives on the twelfth floor of an apartment building.  Every morning he wakes up, gets dressed, eats, goes to the elevator, ...
There are 10 solders on the one side of the river and they have to go to the over side. There is no bridge around and no one can swim. One of the sold ...
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Suppose you're on a train that has 1 to 100 carts. Given you are in fifth cart, what's the expected number of the carts?
Company where asked this question: CSFB
Interviewed for position: quant jobs