# No light beer

Question: Why is there no light beer in the UK? . . C A P T A I N I N T E R V I E W . . Answer: Suggested Frameworks This problem does not fit a common framework, but can be dissected by simply listing the alternative reasons for each component of … Continue reading No light beer

# EXACTLY four gallons of water

Question: You come across a bomb that is about to go off if you do not stop it! To neutralize the bomb, you must get EXACTLY four gallons of water in the empty tub to which it is attached. The only equipment you have is one empty 3-gallon jug, one empty 5-gallon jug and an … Continue reading EXACTLY four gallons of water

# You can’t solve it even in 5 minutes

It looked all simple but when I started working on it, it took all my time. I would suggest you to solve it yourself before checking the answer to the bottom. Question: Divide 3/4th square into four equal parts: Answer . . C A P T A I N I N T E R V … Continue reading You can’t solve it even in 5 minutes

# Pay phones

Question: How many pay phones are there in Manhattan? . . C A P T A I N I N T E R V I E W . . >> This is a straightforward market-sizing question, which would be appropriate for undergraduates and advanced-degree candidates. Bad Answers Candidate: No one uses phone booths anymore. Everyone … Continue reading Pay phones

# Manhole

Question: Why are manhole covers round? . . C A P T A I N I N T E R V I E W . . Solution: The classic brainteaser, straight to you via Microsoft (the originator). Even though this question has been around for years, interviewees still encounter it. Here’s how to “solve” this … Continue reading Manhole