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Junior Associate Program Management Interview(Student Candidate) Houston, TX

If you had an infinite supply of water and a 5 quart and

  3 quart pail, how would you measure exactly 4 quarts?
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Fill the 5 quart pail and pour it into the 3 quart pail. now there are 2 quarts remaining in the 5 quart pail. empty the 3 quart pail and pour these 2 quarts into the 3 quarts pail. now the 3 quart pail is 1 less to be filled up. now fill the 5 quarts pail and pour 1 quart into the 3 quarts pail to fill it. the 5 quarts pail has 4 quarts in it now.

Interview Candidate on Feb 11, 2011
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1) Pour 5 in
take 3 out
total remaining = 2

2) Pour 5 in
total = 7
Take 3 out
Now 4 is left

total = 4

Anonymous on Oct 13, 2012
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fill up the 3, pour it into the 5.
fill up the 3 again, pour 2 into the 5 to top it off. now your 3 has 1.
empty the 5.
pour the 1 into the 5.
fill up the 3 and pour it into the 5.

Anonymous on Jan 15, 2013

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