I suggested going in half.. 4 marbles each. The heavier group then divided 2 and 2, then 1 and 1. If it balanced, the extra is the heaviest. The answer was using 3 each. That would identify the set of marbles faster by one move.
The answer is 2. Group them into 3 marbles each. 1. Weigh any 2 groups first - Find the heaviest group. If both are equal then the 3rd group is heaviest. 2. Now follow step 1 with 1 marble and you can find the heaviest.
the usual response. But it should have been 'why indeed!'
Your law degree would have been useful to review Oracle's draconian employee contract. They will not budge on the terms and when they lay you off, the severance they offer will be a joke. Oracle will go to great lengths to defend and as a result has made numerous ex-employees bitter enemies.
Oracle Sucks as an employer. It really depends on the manager who you work for... because he/she can sheild you a bit from corporate laws and processes
Benefits are translated to dollars and part of an overall business case, clients do not buy benefits, even if on the surface they solve a solution, there must be hard ROI.
Once you get them locked in to your technology, simply raise the price. The client can't go anywhere else, so you can squeeze them all you want. They don't have to pay acccount managers much because they don't have to do anything but keep jacking up the price.
My answer was based on who was interviewing me, not all managers ar Oracle would like this type of answer. My reply was: The other 6 candidates are all top producers and I'm not. You can hire one of the top producers, or you can hire me, a rainmaker. Who do you think Larry Elison would hire?
Larry Ellison would hire someone of the same ethical fortitude as himself. Congratulations on joining Oracle.