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Programmer Analyst Interview

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Goldman Sachs

How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?

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A pizza is roughly 1 sqft. If the average american eats 1/3 of a pizza and eats pizza 3 times a month, that would mean 12sqft a year. Times 200M americans that gives you 2.4 billion sqft.

Gonzalo on

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Sorry, i must be stupid. I didn´t know pizza were made of feet.

Anonymous on

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All of them.

Ryan H on

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These market estimation questions are pretty common in IB and consulting; so this one is not an oddball. The critical part is the logical reasoning used to estimate rather than how accurate you are. Try these: how many diapers used everyday in Canada how many commercial planes are currently flying in US air space

truth on

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Assume average pizza is 16", or 8" radius. That is 0.66 feet. Square it and mulitply by 3.1 to about (0.4)*3.1 = 1.2 ft^2. Assume 100 million families in US eating one pizza 10 times a year (this is the weakest assumption) = 100,000,000*10*1.2 = 1.2 billion square feet of pizza, +-0.3 billion.

Dennis on

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pie r squared

Anonymous on

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2.4 billion

Derek on

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Too many

Neville on

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Well, I consume about 400 square ft by myself so...

Jocelyn on

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There are none, because I was live at Indonesia

Adikin on

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If I wanted the job, I'd say I would research the answer directly. If not found, I would use whatever statistics I can find. An example would be: (# of pizza's sold) times (average sq feet per pizza) times (average ratio of pizza eaten vs thrown away) If I didn't want the job, I'd say "I'm going to research this, then leave for the day, score some good acid, return 24 hours later and make up a number".

Brad on

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Around 30 Million in India

Surya Pratap Singh on

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The answer is none. Pizza is sold by volume. The correct unit of measure for volume is cubic feet, not square feet. You cannot eat something that has no volume.

Steve on

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Pizza eaters population * size of pizza in square feet

Anonymous on

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150 million square feet - Math is not the answer to your question - Google is. http://bit.ly/MoP5xR

Nikolaj on

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Pizza is not served in square feet in the U.S.

w3techie on

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Not enough.

Sarah on

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Way to much lousy square feet - that's for sure. Hungry ? What's your favorite pizza there Bossman ? You buy - I'll fly. Whadya say ?

Anonymous on

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Need Input

Johnny 5 on

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Answer is zero, or at least it can't be answered. Question said "US" - not U.S. US is not a measurable subject (whose US?) Question did not ask United States (U.S.) because there was no punctuation marks in their subject US.

Jim on

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MOST PIZZA IS SEVED IN THE SHAPE OF TRIANGLE (FOR A SLICE) OR IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE - NEED TO DO SOME RESERACH AND THEN SOME MATH. LET ME GET BACK TO YOU ABOUT IT.

Anonymous on

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$38 billion Annual pizza sales in America, according to Pizza Today 3 billion Number of pizzas sold in the U.S. each year, according to NAPO 350 Slices of pizza sold every second, according to NAPO 46 Slices of pizza the average American eats each year, according to Packaged Facts 23 Pounds of pizza the average American eats each year 93 Percent of Americans who eat pizza at least once a month 70 Percent of Super Bowl viewers who eat at least one slice during the game 251.7 million Pounds of pepperoni Americans consume each year 36 Percent of pizza orders that specify pepperoni as a topping 70,000 Number of pizzerias in the U.S., according to Pizza Today 24 Percent of those pizzerias owned by Pizza Hut, Domino's, or Papa John's 9,000 Number of pizzerias in New York 17 Percent of restaurants in America that are pizzerias, according to Food Industry News 40,010 Number of subscribers to Pizza Today, the leading pizza industry magazine

Irfan Ali Chaudhry on

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How the hell would I know ? Let me do some research and get back to you on it.

Anonymous on

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800 billion Sq.ft

Ankit Kotak on

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If i know & see it right, Pizza's are not square in shape so sq feet is not the correct UOM (Unit of measure). Pl correct ur question in terms of circle/diameter/radius & I shall revert with the answer. Trust your question is answered.

Prashant Sadrani on

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Unless i am going for a pizza delivery or pizza marketting job which Goldmann Sachs is not, i would blatantly say would either of us care?

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