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How many ways can you arange five people at a round table, such that there they are in increasing age order (clockwise or anti-clockwise)?
Trick question, you can't. Oldest will always meet youngest
Was asked this question (phrased as "what is the probability that 5 people with different birthdays will sit in increasing age order around a round table (clockwise or counter-clockwise), and the recruiter said that you should ignore the jump from the oldest to youngest. In other words, it's not a trick question -- you actually have to solve the problem. The answer is 1/12.
The question is answer how many ways, nothing about probability. There are 10 ways to seat the people, 5 clockwise and 5 counterclockwise
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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