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Interview questions revisited

Recently Dan posted a rant on interview puzzles. The other day I overheard someone a few cubes away telling the one about the 3 and 5 gallon jugs. I just figured he was talking to someone he knew like his kids or wife since he talks to them a lot.

Then I heard him say “That’s ok, you were on the right track. You almost had my solution.” I guess the person on the phone asked what his answer was because then I heard him describe a pouring or two followed by “And then I mark the level with a pen…” When he finished his telling I heard him say “You’re great! I’m going to send your info up to HR with my recommendation.”

If your’re going to ask those questions you should at least make sure you know what is considered the “correct” answer.

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