15 MORE Google Interview Questions That Made Geniuses Feel Dumb

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Google used to ask its applicants to solve really difficult, borderline obnoxious interview puzzlers.

We’ve posted some of those questions and the response from readers has been nuts.

You people love punishment. You can’t get enough.

So: fine.

Here are 15 more Google interview questions, selected from Seattle job coach Lewis Lin’s list of 140 questions his clients were asked by Google.

If the probability of observing a car in 30 minutes on a highway is 0.95, what is the probability of observing a car in 10 minutes (assuming constant default probability)?

Job: Product Manager

You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present including you and the friend…

Your friend makes you a wager that for every person you find that has the same birthday as you, you get $1; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager?

Job: Product Manager

If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands? (The answer to this is not zero!)

Job: Product Manager

What's 2 to the power of 64?

Job: Software Engineer

How long it would take to sort 1 trillion numbers? Come up with a good estimate.

Job: Software Engineer

How many resumes does Google receive each year for software engineering?

Job: Quantitative Compensation Analyst

You are given a list of numbers…

When you reach the end of the list you will come back to the beginning of the list (a circular list). Write the most efficient algorithm to find the minimum # in this list. Find any given # in the list. The numbers in the list are always increasing but you don't know where the circular list begins, ie: 38, 40, 55, 89, 6, 13, 20, 23, 36.

Job: Quantitative Compensation Analyst

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