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Palantir Technologies
On a demandé à un Business Development Engineer...8 novembre 2009

Given a fleet of 50 trucks, each with a full fuel tank and a range of 100 miles, how far can you deliver a payload? You can transfer the payload from truck to truck, and you can transfer fuel from truck to truck. Extend your answer for n trucks.

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The answer is 450 miles. it is the sum for n=1 to 50 of [ 100 / (50-n) ] After 2 miles you would transfer all of the fuel from one truck, and could fill all 49 of the other trucks. (100mile range / 50 trucks = 2 miles before the first truck could be emptied of all fuel and is not needed to carry any fuel) at that point you only have 49 trucks, so 100/49 is the distance before you park the second truck. After parking 49 trucks you would have one full truck of fuel that would finish the last 100 miles. General solution for X trucks with Y range is Sum for n=1toX of [Y / (x-n)] Moins

This is a straightforward programming problem. Clever solutions such as allowing the other trucks to refuel and allowing other trucks to tow extra trucks full of fuel rarely impress the interviewer. The simplest solution involves recursion, or induction. Imagine a function f(n) where f(n) is the distance n trucks can carry the load, the problem defines f(1)=100, and we're asked to solve for f(50), so our job is to solve for f(n) in terms of f(n-1), f(1) and n. It's safe to assume each truck, including the fully loaded truck will travel the same distance and that fuel is used uniformly over the distance. So with n trucks, the trucks should travel just far enough that n-1 trucks have room in their tanks for the nth truck's fuel, then transfer an solve for n-1. This equation is f(n) = f(1)/(n) + f(n-1) (All perl vs python vs ruby/etc wars aside) Plugging this into a simple scripting language such as perl is an easy way to solve this: sub f{ my $n = shift; return 100 if($n == 1); return f(1)/($n) + f($n-1); } print "50: " . f(50) . "\n";' On the command line, this gives a quick answer: > perl -e 'sub f{ my $n = shift; return 100 if($n==1); return f(1)/($n) + f($n-1);} print "50: " . f(50) . "\n";' 50: 449.920533832942 Approximately 449.92 miles with 50 trucks. The recursive subroutine above will suffice as a general solution in terms of n. Moins

So 50 trucks is solvable but annoying. The answer depends on payload size, also if the truck needs to return. If we assume no return and 1 truck can carry the payload. Make the number of trucks 64 for even powers of 2. The trucks all take off together and every 50 miles they all have half full tanks. Half of the trucks are sacrificed to refill the other half. Number of trucks goes from 64 -> 32 -> 16 -> 8 ->4 ->2 -> 1. So 6 splits * 50 miles = 300 + last truck has 100 miles. 400 for 64 trucks. 50 can be solved with annoying fractions. General answer is 50 * log(base2) of n + 100. :-) Moins

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You have technical knowledge so why are you applying for sales and marketing?

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Technical knowledge helps me to think technically like to think over any new idea, it provides me a creative ideology by which i can help in growth of company, and with the help of sales and marketing I can spread it. Moins

It's an in-built skill that i have and i am confident than i will achieve better success in sales than any other fields. Moins

Sales and Marketing form the base of any company. From the most expensive product developed to the smallest experimental products, everything high or low needs marketing to reach the clients and customers. Marketing is the base core and I want to be a part of that core in developing the company, embracing myself with knowledge for mine and the company's growth. Moins

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Jaro Education

How do you sell new brand of packaging water?

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I sell the new brand of packaging water by introducing the brand to the customer to make them sure that the quality is good. The water is purified by all distillation or purification process and also a good quality plastic bottle is used.. Moins

I sell the new brand of packaging water by introducing the brand to the customer to make them sure that the quality is good. The water is purified by all distillation or purification process and also a good quality plastic bottle is used or convince with some other facts. Moins

i said most of the people are buying this product, why they do not buy because its price is low and people are getting purify water but there are some people who do not know the quality of this product it is not costly so they are thinking that it is not good but i will provide you this for free of cost if you feel this is good please purchase it again if not next week i will come back to you .you can give back to me. Moins

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Why sales after b. Tech

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Engineer's are used to solving problems, troubleshooting. My confidence and quick decision making ability can boost the performance of the company.we can understand the customer views and find the respective solutions. Moins

Engineers are well know about the product in an technical way & they can easily rectify if any fault occur in that product.So,we know about how to sales & service Moins

I feel that a person can excel in that particular work in which he/she has his/her interest and the respective qualities. Hence being an engineering student my interest and my best qualities are not in technical fields and coding and all..I have much more qualities and interest in this marketing and sales I want to take the advantage of these things and excel in this field by comfortably putting all my efforts. Moins

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Difference betweem marketing and sales

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Marketing includes identifying the costumer needs ,producing innovative products, providing advertisements about the product and generating awareness among the consumers. That is generating leads. It's the duty of sales person to sell the product to the costumers.That is converting the leads to purchase Moins

Marketing and sales both are interlinked with each other.However marketing is about analysing the customer needs, development of the product, advertisetising the product and when the product gets into the market its task of the sales man to persuade customer to buy the product. Moins

Sales target on individuals or small groups. Marketing, on the other hand, targets a larger group o the general public. 2. Marketing means generating leads or prospects. sales mean converting the leads or prospects into purchases and orders. 3. Marketing involves a longer process of building a name for a brand and pursuing the customer to buy it even if they do not need it. Whereas sales only involve a short term of finding the target consumer. Moins

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what are you doing ?

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I doing business , printing and trading all printing material and part time doing wellness coach for harbalife nutrition business Moins

Right now, I am sitting here to sell myself for this job for 10LPA... ; )

I'm doing job with the team of critical care Pvt. LTD, its a home care company so we used to provide nursing, nursing attendent and physio to patient at there homes. Moins

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Tell me 3 qualities to hire you

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I am focused person. I like challenges and because of my leadership quality and problem solving skills i can understand what are the needs of students as well our prestigious customers. Moins

i am determined person _eager to worj and do what i think hardworker.and a true admir of the palce where i belong to ie work Moins

I'm Self starter with strong interpersonal skill, wanted to become a part of leading organisation where i can enhance my skills. I can work efficiently both as an individual contributor as well as along with the team & I'm always looking for a creative solution to a given problem , I think these qualities in the employee is much important for the growth of organisation. Moins

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Sell me pen.

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Pen is a tool which not only useful to do signature but also it's shows personality of a person. I am glad to present you this Parker pen which matches with your personality. Moins

Suppose we're sitting in person, and "Interviewer" don't have a Pen. (Because you gave me your pen to sell to you) I would like to ask you to please write your name on a peice of paper for me. Interviewer: But I don't have a Pen! Exactly, Create demand, and Supply. Moins

I will tell you the 5 objectives of this pen first one is gorgeous look , unique color, light weight , easy to grip and the best one is lower price than it's equivalent .So Do you wanna buy this fantastic pen? which not only gives you a smooth writing also gives you a leadership personality. Moins

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As some other person posted here interviewers were pretending to be tough which was quite funny. They some how want to get to a point where you feel discomfortable. After I have met with Product owner, CMO and HR person, they decided to get me meet with CEO. I must say he is the most arrogant idiot I have come across. I have spent about 15 mins with me, which is the most wasted time in my life. He just want to behave like he is the perfect person on the planet. And he went on for those 15 mins trying to tell me that since I am relaxed I am not interested in working there. I mean, what sort of an idiot will generalize that people should be nervous if they are interested in the job? He asked me if my parents are alive and when I said yes, he said his father passed away couple of years ago or so and thats the reason he became mature and I am immature for the same reason. I mean common!!! Since I went from a different location to Norway I quitely left it, had it been in sweden I would have taken this up with the union as he was quite offending in the interview

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I got to offer stage which was withdrawn within a few days. Little help was given to research things like taxation which seems like normal considerations for anyone moving countries for a job. I am not a native norwegian so language differences slowed my research down. This seems really a strange practice but I later found more than one contact who were victims of the same thing- having offers revoked within days. Best guess is that this is a deliberate hiring strategy to look for people who are so compliant and in love with the company that they will ignore such personal risk. The other perspective is that perhaps you end up attracting desperate candidates. It doesn't feel like a respectful way to treat people. Moins

This answer above sums up all the experiences here. This account cannot be managed by Gelato for obvious reasons, as this is candidates and employees providing their feedback. You may search for what ever you want in the candidate but as many mentioned its not about what you look for, and its about how you treat people. Again the same thing that you handle 3000 applications or what ever. Stop bragging about it, team and people are utmost important for success of any organization. I have just started a startup and posted for a position and received more than 25 applications already. People responding to you means they are interested in your product or company or role at the outset. What they get after meeting you is what we are talking about here. For god's sake, please stop showing attitude when you are still nothing yet Moins

Totaly agree that their recruitment process is not structured and CEO is not a nice person to do this job Moins

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They put a picture of 4 different types of ice cubes in front of me and asked which cluster will melt the slowest?

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The lesser dimensional ice cube will melt slow.

Depends on temperature and size of the cube


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