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Manager at Amazon.com

Mar 29, 2010

“If you had 5,623 participants in a tournament, how many games would need to be played to determine the winner”

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“You have 2 pieces of rope, each of which burns from one end to the other in 30 minutes (no matter which end is lit). If different pieces touch, the flame will transfer from one to the other. You…”

“Given 5 pirates on a ship, they need to distribute a pot of gold that has 100 gold pieces inside of it. The first pirate must make a proposal of how the gold will be distributed. If he receives over…”

“A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep…”

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“You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?”

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“Suppose you had eight identical balls. One of them is slightly heavier and you are given a balance scale . What's the fewest number of times you have to use the scale to find the heavier ball?”

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“Devise a way to make sure there is always mlik in my fridge.”

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“If two cars are traveling in a two lap race on a track of any length, one going 60 mph and the other going 30mph, how fast will the slower car have to go to finish at the same car to finish at the…”

“If you had to get rid of one of the United States which one would it be and why?”

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“In front of you are three light switches. Only one does anything, and it turns on the light downstairs. From here you can't see the light, and it makes no sound. You must determine which switch…”

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