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How many race heats are needed to find the 3 fastest pinewood derby cars out of a field of 8, if only 4 cars can run at a time (assuming that every car will always run the way/speed and each lane is exactly equivalent)?

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Each heat rules out 1 car (that cannot be one of the 3 fastest).

so is the answer 4 heat 1 (first 4 car) + 1 (4 second set) + 1( Top 2 from first + Top 2 from second set) + 1 (3 car heat among the 3rd placed car)

Only two races of four cars in each. Get the times of all cars and sort them. You don't need any more races because the times will be the same in subsequent races. :)

If you have a 600 digit number with only 0's and 1's, and exactly 300 1's, can the number be a square?

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Given a series of strings, find the biggest common prefix.

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Write code to draw a circle.

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Was shown some snippets of code and asked what each line did.

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How to balance data set?

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What is "void" and how is it used.

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The most challenging (and interesting) question was about a strategy for finding signal in a noisy and poorly understood data set. Asking a software engineer a data science question really stretches the mental muscles.

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