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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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I didn't process it as an expected value question at first (embarrassingly enough), but the EV of the game is (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6)/6, or 21/6, or 7/2. So the market should be made tight since it's easily calculable-- 3.49/3.51

Nothing so difficult, mostly behavioral question, also, they wanted to know how enthusiastic I was about joining them

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

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What would your friends compliment you on?

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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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The interview was pretty straightforward, more just making sure they could stand working with you. They asked if I've ever had to sell anything since I had no sales experience on my resume.

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What do you personally bring to a work atmosphere?

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Describe for me how you set personal goals and how you meet them. What do you do if you don't meet your goals?

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Name a time you have analyzed data

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Why do you want this position?

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