interview puzzle

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Interesting Gold Bar Interiew Puzzle

You are a king of an empire. You have a servant working in your palace. He works all the seven days and you only pay him in the form of gold bar. You must pay the worker for his work every day at the end of the day.

If you are only able to make two breaks in the gold bar, how will you pay the servant if the servant works for the equal time every day and thus equal amount must be paid at the end of the day?

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Equilateral Triangle Interview Puzzle

There is an equilateral triangle and three bugs are sitting on the three corners of the triangle. Each of the bugs picks up a random direction and starts walking along the edge of the equilateral triangle. What is the probability that none of the bugs crash into each other?

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Prison Interview Puzzle

Once in a prison with 100 prisoners, the Warden introduces a strange but interesting challenge to all the prisoners. This challenge can even grant them the freedom and thus every one of the prisoners becomes quite excited.

The warden selects one prisoner everyday randomly from the lot and moves him into a pitch black room with a bulb and a witch that controls the bulb. The prisoner can carry out three different actions in the room - He can switch on the bulb, switch it off or do nothing and sit idle. A prisoner can be picked up more than one time.

Now the warden introduces the twist in the challenge. He tells them that the prisoners can put a stop to the process any day they feel that every one of them has been confined to that room at least once. If the prisoners are correct, then every single one of them will be set free. But if they have put up a wrong judgment, all of them will be killed.

Seeking it to be the only chance of freedom, the prisoners take up the challenge. They are given some time to discuss regarding it before the process could begin. How will they plan things so that they are finally set free?

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Cheating Husbands Interview Question

There is a town named Panem. The town is well built and have every facility available to the citizens. It comprises of 100 married couples. The husbands of the town are very loyal to their wives but that happens for a reason. There is a rule that is followed by the people of the town. If any wife finds out about her husband's infidelity, the husband is immediately executed.
No woman in the town talks about their own husband and all they do is gossip about others'. Thus every woman in the town is familiar with all the other unfaithful husbands but does not know about their own. This can also be explained as that the husbands remain glued lip about their own unfaithfulness.

One day, the mayor of the town announces to the people that there is at least one cheating husband in the town. What will happen now?

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Mind Teasers : Interesting Bet Puzzle

In a bowl, there are several chits with distinct numbers on them. You have to choose any two of them at random.

Will you accept the 2 to 1 bet that the numbers will be relatively prime will you accept it?

For instance:
If the numbers you pick are 6 and 13, you lose $1. If the numbers you pick are 5 and 25, you win$2.