View All num of num See all Photos Adobe www.adobe.com Engaged Employer Overview Reviews Salaries Interviews Jobs Photos Benefits 1.3k Reviews 2.3k Salaries 299 Interviews 309 Jobs Follow Add Interview Follow Add Interview Interview Question Creative/Digital Media Intern Interview San Jose, CA Adobe How many jelly beans fit in a basketball? — Asked by a recruiter. Tags: brain teaser See more , See less 8 Answer Add Tags Answer Interview Answer 2 Answers ▲ 0 ▼ I froze up at this question. My friend later told me I should have asked something like: Is this a NBA-sized basketball? Interview Candidate on Dec 2, 2012 ▲ 1 ▼ A basketball is a hollow sphere. Say the radius of the basketball is e.g. 5 inches (I think it's actually 4.5 inches but the 5 will make calculations easier).V = 4/3 pi r^3= 4/3 * pi *125= 500/3 * piSo approximately 500 cubic inches (let pi = 3, then the 3 cancels out).Now consider a jelly bean. Assume the jelly bean is cylindrical. It has a radius of say 0.5 inches and height of 1 inch.V = 1 * pi * .25^2V = 1/16 * piApproximately 1/4.Then number of jellbeans = Volume Sphere / Volume Cylinder = 500 / (1/4) = 500 * 4 = 2000. Anonymous on Dec 21, 2012 Interviews > Creative/Digital Media Intern > Adobe Add Answers or Comments To comment on this, Sign In or Sign Up.