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At a party everyone shakes hands, 66 hand shakes occur, how many people are at the party?

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12

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it's not 12, it's 11

There are two stocks with the same expected value, with variance 0.3 and 0.2 and correlation 0.5. What proportion of each stock do you invest in to yield a minimum risk portfolio?

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Evaluate the integral from 0 to pi/6 of sec(x) dx.

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If W is standard Brownian Motion, for what values of n is W^n still a martingale?

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1) Probability you get HH when you toss a coin. Expected time to get HH. Expected time to get all 6 sides of a die (i.e. the sequence 1.1.2.3.4.5.6 would be getting them all in 7 rolls). 2) 17 sided regular polygon, pick three vertices. What is the probability they are on the same half circle? 3) I add Sn=x1+x2+...xn where xi are uniform[0,1] and iid. T is the first index such that Sn > 1. E[T] = ? E[T^k] = ? 4) C++ Puzzles.

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Why does this firm interest you?

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What is a yield curve? Under what circumstances would this curve be inverted?

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Why should we hire you?

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Walk me through a discounted cash flow analysis?

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Asked me about transcript and past work experience. Surprising focus on college grades.

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