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You are in a boat in a pool with a rock in your hand. You throw the rock into the pool. Does the water level rise, drop, or stay the same?

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depends on how big the pool is and how accurately you can measure the water rise

you're already in the pool with the rock, so the water displaced is the same...this other guy is stupid

If the rock were neutrally buoyant the water level would remain the same. It is heavier than water which causes it to displace more than its own volume while in the boat compared to at the bottom of the lake. Therefore the water level of the lake would go down.

What has been your active role in the team process you're currently working with?

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A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

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you have a sequence where each number is a multiple of 2 or 5 (so: 2^i * 5^j). he gave the beginning of the sequence as 1,2,3,4,5,8,10,16... and asked me to find an algorithm to calculate the next number in the sequence.

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Write a function that finds the median of a set of three numbers, also find the Big O. Can it be done with only 2 comparisons, or do you need 3?

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Phone interview question: Given a string pattern of 0s, 1s, and ?s (wildcards), generate all 0-1 strings that match this pattern. e.g. 1?00?101 -> [10000101, 10001101, 11000101, 11001101]. You can generate the strings in any order that suits you.

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Write a power function power(a , b) returns a^b

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Given Vcc and 2 capacitors A and B in series to ground, what is the voltage in between

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If you had a savings account with $1, at a 100% interest rate, at what year would you have 15 billion dollars?

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Give 2 coding solutions on returning an array by removing duplicates. One solution with O(n^2) and the other Linear.

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