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Yeah! You guessed right . This one is an interview question , which was asked to me just yesterday(No kidding!A real interview.My first one and Yippee .....I got selected).Thanks for the welcome-back-to-the-den ritual Bona and Eagle(hey!where's the musical troupe :P )

I hope this one hasn't been done before , at the den. :rolleyes:

Interviewer:(in a growling voice :mad: )What is the height of each of the walls in this room(interview hall)?You have no measuring instruments or anything else with which you can compare the height.So now what is the height?(eyes riveted on me , glaring)

Candidate(myself :blink: ):??????????

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Knowing your shoe is say size 10, put it up against the wall and a pencil mark how many of your shoes it takes and then add it up.

height is exactly the distance from the floor to the ceiling?

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You don't have anything to measure the wall with or COMPARE it with.And that includes shoes(as a comparing tool). That is , you must not make use of any devices . Your only tools are your naked eyes . ;)

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interview rooms can be any size so commonly if not an old, old building between 9'and 14' because you know your own height and you can judge nearly how far away the ceiling is and add the 2?

Aka, You are on the right track. Just the reasoning needed. :D

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interview rooms can be any size so commonly if not an old, old building between 9'and 14' because you know your own height and you can judge nearly how far away the ceiling is and add the 2?

I believe exactness is not possible without more info. Also it's almost time for my before bedtime crossword puzzle so maybe tomorrow will be too late.

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one exact answer is not possible. ;) Sort of a hint.

And the size of the interview rooms may not be the same everywhere . For instance , in this case , the interview was held in our college campus.

EDIT:OK , good night , Aka. Wish you luck on the BBCP. :lol:

Edited by grey cells

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all of the walls are the same height. Unless like my bedroom ceiling is slanted with no upstairs or basement.

gnight and good luck on the job.

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all of the walls are the same height. Unless like my bedroom ceiling is slanted with no upstairs or basement.
gnight and good luck on the job.

OK , This would be one possible answer. So kudos for aka. :D

But what's the answer in the quantitative form. ;)

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if you used your height, then isn't that using a "comparing" tool? seems any answer would just be a guesstimate.

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if you used your height, then isn't that using a "comparing" tool?

it would surely be a comparing tool . That's why I said "use only your eyes " and Your_ _ _ _ _. ;)

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could you estimate your eye level then how far you are from the wall by pacing it out, then look up at the edge of celing and wall estimate the angle and then use trigonmetry, hope your allowed a calculater, to work it out.

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could you estimate your eye level then how far you are from the wall by pacing it out, then look up at the edge of celing and wall estimate the angle and then use trigonmetry, hope your allowed a calculater, to work it out.

Sorry no external devices allowed. ;)

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The same as it was when he first asked you!

thinking Paul , in fact it is as good as the original answer.But the original answer is much more simpler and cheeky(in an interview).

Spoiler for don't see this hint if you think you are cheeky :P :

No tools are available. ;)

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All the same

note that a door is 6'6 and ceiling is usually plus 1/4

0r most tiles are 6,8, or 10" these are facts not comparrissons, I presume you walked in through a door not via a hole in the floor or ceiling

welcome GC

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welcome GC

All the same

note that a door is 6'6 and ceiling is usually plus 1/4

0r most tiles are 6,8, or 10" these are facts not comparrissons, I presume you walked in through a door not via a hole in the floor or ceiling

frankly , I did not know that. Thanks for the info LIS , and you are permitted to trade coffee beans with Bona. :lol:

But I had another answer in mind. ;)

And thanks for the welcome. :)

EDIT:Typo

Edited by grey cells

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taller than me... OR

i don't know you tell me..... OR

The same as it has always been!!!

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you could yell up at the ceiling and count the number of seconds it takes to come back to you. then you multiply that times 343 m/s (the speed of sound of air at 20 degrees celcius

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taller than me... OR

i don't know you tell me..... OR

The same as it has always been!!!

No comparisons , sorry.

You can tell you don't know , but that's a risky option.

A quantitative answer is needed. :)

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you could yell up at the ceiling and count the number of seconds it takes to come back to you. then you multiply that times 343 m/s (the speed of sound of air at 20 degrees celcius

I very much doubt I would have been selected , if I had employed that method. ;)

Until now , only LIS has a credible quantitative answer.

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The answer is, "I do not know, sir (or ma'am), but I will find the answer and get right back to you."

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The answer is, "I do not know, sir (or ma'am), but I will find the answer and get right back to you."

Sorry , again . It is a quantitative answer and if I do not get the job , then what is the point of getting back to them later.

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