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### Candidates Day Interviews for Multiple Areas (X-Div/Back Office) at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Mar 18, 2009
 You are in a room with 3 switches which correspond to 3 bulbs in another room and you don't know which switch corresponds to which bulb. You can only enter the room with the bulbs once. You can NOT use any external equipment (power supplies, resistors, etc.). How do you find out which bulb corresponds to which switch?6 AnswersTurn on 2 switches. Turn one switch off after a few minutes. Enter room with bulbs. The bulb that is on is the only switch that is on. The bulb that is off but hot, is the switch that has been turned off. The bulb that is off and cold is the third switch.Turn on switch A for 1 minute. Turn it off. Turn on switch B. Enter the room with the bulbs. The hot bulb is A The lit bulb is B The dark bulb is CTurn switch A leave it on for 1/2 minutes and turn it off then turn on switch B. Now goto the room, the one Hot is A, Cold(or not Hot) is C, the bulb thats on is B.Show More ResponsesThe answers here all have two assumptions which are unwarranted. 1. Why do you think the light emits heat? 2. Why do you think you can touch the bulbs? (3. If you're never going to enter the room again what's the point of knowing which switch goes with which light?) The best you can do is reduce to guessing one of two bulbs.RE: Objection 1. I guess you've never touched the outside of a light bulb after it's been on for awhile. The filament gets hot-it glows, the light we see is that glowing-the heat from from the glowing filament transfers to the glass-the glass is hot. 2. Why not? This is an exercise to demonstrate problem-solving ability, not a "MacGyver" episode. Who's to say the candidates didn't ask about the room's dimensions or where the bulbs were located, or that assumptions could be made in order to formulate an answer? 3. I think you missed the point of the question. 4. Sheesh. 3.Yes, Objection, I did see that I entered "3." on here a second time. BTW, I'm not returning to this forum again, so any reply/retort/threat won't be seen by me. Good luck in your job hunting.

### Candidates Day Interviews for Multiple Areas (X-Div/Back Office) at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Mar 18, 2009
 If you have a three gallon jug and a five gallon jug No marks on either one The goal is to fill the five gallon jug with four gallons of water How is this accomplished?5 AnswersTake 5 gal. and pour into the 3 gal. The 5 now has 2 gal. Empty the 3 gal, and pour the remaining 2 gal into the 3 gal. Fill the 5 gallon and pour 1 gal. (which is the remainder of the space in the 3 gal.) This gives you 4 gal.that was from die hard 3. 1) fill up the 3 and pour it into the 5. 2) fill up the 3 and fill up the rest of the 5. that leaves 1 in the three. 3) dump out the 5. 4) pour the 1 that's left in the three into the 5. 5) fill up the 3 again and pour it into the 5. see - easy peasy. might be a bit rougher if solving it is necessary to stop a bomb from blowing up the city. mclain and samuel L got it done.1) Fill up half of 5 gal (2.5 gal) from 3 gal jug 2) Fill up half of 3gals jug(1.5 gal) and pour into 5gal jug 2.5 + 1.5 = 4galShow More ResponsesDie Hard 2 also has the solution to this question.there are actually 4 die hards, which is why you two are confused. 1. the classic big LA building he runs through glass 2. the airport based one 2*. the new york fed gold gets stolen (die hard with vengence) -- THIS is the one with the water puzzle. 3. the newest die hard where the stop lights get taken over etc, live free die hard i think

Apr 9, 2015

### Multiple Creative Positions at Digital People was asked...

Feb 10, 2014
 Willing to travel to a different state for a short-term job1 AnswerNo

### Multiple Positions at Watco Companies was asked...

Jun 29, 2015
 Tell us about customer service.1 AnswerTreat the customer the way you want to be treated, be on time every-time, deal fairly with integrity.

### Candidates Day Interviews for Multiple Areas (X-Div/Back Office) at Goldman Sachs was asked...

Mar 18, 2009
 Stock price of GS1 AnswerI did not know, which was my own fault for not reading up sooner.

### Multiple Positions at NextGen Healthcare was asked...

Sep 17, 2012
 Describe a well designed XSLT.1 AnswerI don't know but it is in the large professional XML book you are reading. I am not sure if we even covered XSLT since it mostly has to do with converting a XML document. We may have covered it briefly. In my internship we used AIML, an XML compliant artificial intelligence mark-up language used by a bot engine.

### Production - Multiple Positions at Novitex was asked...

Jan 16, 2015
 If you are significantly overqualified, you should expect a serious grilling on why and how you expect to be comfortable doing the work. An offer is expected in two weeks, so this is not a speedy process.1 AnswerI drew my answer from personal experience, which is a suggestion, but I can't say how effective this was.

### Multiple Positions at Aerotek was asked...

Mar 10, 2015
 Would I be able to pass a drug test?2 AnswersYesDon't worry about me

### Financial Analyst/Multiple Positions at Lockheed Martin was asked...

Jan 24, 2013
 Which areas would you be most interested in the company?1 AnswerThis was difficult because I thought I would be going into the FDLP program so I did not understand why they would ask about other positions.
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