how to go about answering “ calculate the number of plumbers in San Francisco” - google Interview question/ preparation

Visa suwa
Nov 15 16 Comments

How do I prepare for open ended or Analytical thinking or brain teasing questions for interviews.I mean they looking for a resource or some blogs that I can look for

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TOP 16 Comments
  • Srsly these brain teasers have no correlation to job efficiency. They should have stopped asking these.
    Nov 15 0
  • Go to the streets and start counting.
    Nov 15 0
  • Amazon leetbro
    I would get up and walk out if ever asked a stupid ass question like that
    Nov 15 1
    • Visa suwa
      OP
      They would not care if you did that
      Nov 16
  • Microsoft Dzxz35
    I thought they stopped asking questions like that
    Nov 15 2
    • IBM Trunk
      Someone once asked me the old Microsoft "manhole cover" question.
      Nov 15
    • Visa suwa
      OP
      Not yet
      Nov 16
  • Visa suwa
    OP
    They are still asking these kind of questions!!!! I don’t know how to start or where to start preparing for it. I have an interview a year ago and couldn’t clear it. But now I wanna a start preparing 😢
    Nov 16 6
    • Google Ben Dover.
      The answer is in your question. “GOOGLE” IT! There are tons of resources to show you how to go about it. If you cant google basic stuff how do you expect to be a coder ?
      Nov 16
    • Visa suwa
      OP
      Had* typo
      Nov 16
    • Visa suwa
      OP
      I have been doing the basic research on my own. But I wanted to see how and what people think and go about preparing !!!!
      Nov 16
    • Google Ben Dover.
      Get “cracking the tech interview” book by gaayle
      Nov 16
    • Visa suwa
      OP
      Thank you
      Nov 16
  • Google MKbandit
    Give any random number. 1 or 100. Just show a way to get there.
    Nov 15 1
    • Visa suwa
      OP
      I’m not sure if I got it
      Nov 16

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