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what is the square root of 64,000?

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don't say 80.

10^0.5*80=253

Wrong Above~ The point is to get the answer without a calculator! The fairly easy way is to use Newton's method or Taylor expansion to get sqrt(10).

What is BofA currently trading at?

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Give me the sum of all the digits from 1 to 50

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behavioral. imagine a situation blah blah blah

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If you had to use 5 words to describe yourself, what would they be? Give examples of each.

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This wasn't difficult, but it's the only specific question I can remember. You're playing basketball and you're down by 2. You know you can hit a 2-pointer to tie the game with 28% probability, and then go on to win the game in overtime with 50% probability. Alternatively, you know you can hit a 3-pointer and win with 15% probability. Which do you take?

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How do you hedge interest rate risk?

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I roll a die. If I roll a 1, I give you $1. If I roll a 2, I give you $2, and so on. Make me a market on this game, and explain why.

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Asked about how the change in commodities pricing has affected the S&T market

Tell me what other business Barclays is currently involved with and describe a few of them.