Puzzle Interview Questions

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“An array of 99 elements contains integers from 1 to 100 with one missing element. Find the missing element.”

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“There are three boxes, one contains only apples, one contains only oranges, and one contains both apples and oranges. The boxes have been incorrectly labeled such that no label identifies the actual...”

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“How to measure 9 minutes using only a 4 minute and 7 minute hourglass”

“You are on a game show. There are three doors, behind one of which is a prize and the other two is a chunk of coal, and the host knows which door holds the prize. You choose door #1. Before it is...”

“What would you do if our CEO came into our store?”

“Tiresome puzzle questions. Recommend looking up the standard ones and their solutions (no, these don't make someone a better software designer or programmer - they're a waste of time). Be prepared...”

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“You have two strings and a lighter. Each string takes one hour to burn, but they burn at variable rates. So for example, after 30 minutes, you have no idea how much of the string has burnt. Using...”

“How long would it take for a set of ants to eventually walk off of a stick, if the ants would walk along the stick, instantly reversing course if they bumped into each other?”

“Why do you think you can do for me that someone else cannot?”

“They have some puzzles and ask you to do one.”

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