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How would you get in contact with someone who doesn't answer the phone and has no voicemail?

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Call employer. If unemployed, family members.

I got a few C++ questions, then a question on sorting algorithms then a brainteaser. The brainteaser went as follows: Three people are given hats. Each hat is either red or blue, chosen at random. Each person can see the other 2 hats, but not their own. They each must simultaneously either guess their own hat's color, or pass. No communication is allowed, although they can agree on a strategy ahead of time. What strategy will give them the best chances of at least one person guessing right, and nobody guessing wrong?

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Another was a puzzle: A king orders 100 bottles of wine for a celebration. A courtier who's angry with the king over something puts poison in one of those bottles. The king has a way of identifying the poisoned bottle by giving a few drops of wine to a monkey. Since the poison is fast acting, the monkey will die immediately. Whats the minimum number of monkeys needed to find the poisoned bottle?

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Given 1000 bottles of wine, 1 has poison, how many rats would it take to find the poison if you only get one timestep. I.E. You can only run your experiment once and check the rats once.

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Tell me about your self? Some questions about my thesis. What is the expectation value by rolling a dice? What if you have the second chance if you feel the first result is not large enough?

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There are 10 red, 11 blue, 12 green chameleons. Sometimes, two chameleons meet. If they are the same color, nothing happens. If they are different colors, they will both change to the third color. Can all chameleons ever be the same color?

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Expected number of coin tosses to get heads/heads.

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Why are manhole covers round?

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If you toss a coin n times, what's the expected value of n if you get the 2nd head?

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There are 25 horses. You get to race them 5 at a time, determining relative ranking. How many races does it take to figure out the top 3?

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