Want to work for MS....

# Thread: Want to work for MS....

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## Want to work for MS....

Get ready for the interview....<BR><BR>Some of the questions that they ask:<BR><BR>http://www.sellsbrothers.com/fun/msiview/default.aspx?content=question.htm<BR><BR>Some of &#039;em are fun....Some of &#039;em made my brain hurt.

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## And which ones...

...fall into which category?<BR><BR>Any of the riddles give you problems?<BR><BR>[And, by the way, many manhole covers are *not* round. Making a round cover with hinges is a silly idea.]<BR><BR>

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## No...

The riddles were fine. They were the fun ones. The algorithms were the ones that made my brain hurt...Mainly becuase I don&#039;t have enough of a math/programming background to know what they were talking about without looking them up.<BR><BR>Oh well.

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## To illustrate.

&#062;Write a function to print the Fibonacci numbers. <BR><BR>I distinctly remember learning about Fibonacci numbers in elementary school. I do *not* distinctly remember forgetting what they were, but it sure enough happened at some point along the way.

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## Well I looked them up.

Huh. They were in the logic test that I had to take for my current job...I had just forgotten what they were called. <BR><BR>The function turned out to be easy to write. At least a hack version.

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## Fibonachi sequences.

1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...<BR><BR>n(x+2) = n(x) + n(x+1)<BR><BR>(imagine bracket bits are subscript). You have two start values and it just goes and goes and goes...<BR><BR>Used mainly to describe natural sequences - patterns of sunflower seeds, that kinda thing...<BR><BR>Craig.

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## Yep...Rabbit procreation, originally.

In 1202, I think I read. <BR><BR>Easy enough, once you know what it is. &#060;Grin /&#062;

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## RE: Yep...Rabbit procreation, originally.

Never read that, but I knew it was for nature-type things :-)<BR><BR>Craig.

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## RE: Want to work for MS....

2 questions if I may, please:<BR>1. What is a manhole ? (sorry, English is my 3rd language)<BR>2. How do you answer this : "How many cars are there in the USA?" What kinda answer are they looking for ?

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## RE: Want to work for MS....

1) A manhole is the access shaft that runs from the street down to the sewer underground. <BR><BR>2) Well that&#039;s the riddle :)

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