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Pamela Fox [PersonRank 2]

Friday, May 4, 2007
17 years ago6,283 views

You can fit 1 airplane-sized breadbox in an airplane (here's to hoping the breadbox has some nice italian or french bread in it :).

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

French loaf is the best! =)

Julio Faerman [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Certainly more than the numbers of airplanes i can put on a bread box.

Nico [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Those questions are typical of Strategy Consulting job interviews. I bet this comes from their new Head Of Human Resources, a former McKinsey Senior VP.

(French loaf is the best, clearly)

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I want, if can fit for my fat ants looking body.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Mmmmm... Brioche

Seth Finkelstein [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The question is ill-posed.

First, it depends on the size of the breadbox and the size of the airplane (I mean, are we talking a 747, or a little two-seater?). And what kind of breadbox? (packed as one piece solid volume, or open with hinges/two-parts so they can be partially stacked inside one another?)

[Do I get the job, or did I just disqualify myself? :-)]

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

That's a good one.

I've heard simililar ones before from other companies.

"how many gas stations are there in America?"

"how many quarters would it take to equal the height of the empire state building if you stacked them up" (follwed by, how many $1 cokes can that buy?)

How many TV sets are there in america? How many are on right now.

How many Camrys are there in america. How many are on the road right now? How many are white?

How much water flows out of the Mississippi river in a day?

They all want to judge your problem solving skills and the way you attack a problem.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

My answer would be "let me google it" or "as many as necesary"
Anyway, who needs bread boxes if we can bring cookies?

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The answer is 42.

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