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You are playing a game where the player gets to draw the number 1-100 out of hat, replace and redraw as many times as they want, with their final number being how many dollars they win from the game. Each "redraw" costs an extra $1. How much would you charge someone to play this game?

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redraw 10 times and get the payoff around 77?

the average draw will pay out $50.50

Say I take a rubber band and randomly cut it into three pieces. What's the probability that one of the pieces has length greater than 1/2 of the original circumference of the rubber band.

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What is the sum of the square root of every number from 1 to 100?

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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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What is BofA currently trading at?

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They asked questions about technical projects on resumé and statistics based questions. Some mathematics brain teasers. e.g. describe penalty term for lasso regression/sum natural numbers up to 100.

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Explain what a bond is to a child

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what is the square root of 64,000?

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Assume x dollar(uniformly from(0,1000)) is put into a blackbox. Then you bid on the amount. If x>bid, you get return 1.5x-bid; otherwies you get nothing. The question is what is the optimal bid. Several other different circumstances are also been asked.

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Which would you choose to invest in...Ford or GM?

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