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A man is rowing a boat to travel up the river. each day he travels 5 miles upstream but at night when he resting he travels 4 miles downstream. How many days does he take to travel 20 miles?

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The correct answer is probably not the one you come up with first. Requires you to have a good grasp of the scenario and some lateral thinking.

4 days they didn't ask abt nights

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5 fair coins, one is double headed. Get a random coin and flip it 5 times, all heads. Probability that the chosen coin was double headed?

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You buy 3250 Tibra shares for $2.50 each. You then buy a further 1250 when the price rises to $2.70 and finally sell for $2.65 each. What is your final profit or loss?

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Flipping of a coin. Heads $20, tails -$5. Do you like this game. Second game, $20million heads, tails -$5. Do you prefer the second game? Last game is the same values as the first game, we can play it once or 100 times which would you prefer and why?

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what is your biggest weakness

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Angle between hands at 5:15. When do the hands overlap next?

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The first three questions are mental math. I still remember the hardest one is calculating the 39% of 569 without any pen or paper. The next question is a simple probability: pick 2 cards from a set of poker without 2 Jokers, what is the probability that both cards are Ks. The last one is brain teaser: what is the angle between the minute hand and hour hand on a clock when 9:30.

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Solve x^x^x^... = 2.

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What are the inputs to the Black-Sholes Model

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Your resume has many useful skills learnt at university, but what life skills can you bring to Tibra?

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