Many People Got Stuck At This Simple Interview Question Of Amazon

Aadhya Khatri - Feb 26, 2020


Many People Got Stuck At This Simple Interview Question Of Amazon

If you want to challenge yourself, try solving the problem before watching the video to see whether you can get to Amazon

Tech firms operate in a very competitive market so they are notoriously picky when it comes to recruiting. The process might be the same with other companies but what matters is what they want candidates to solve.

This is the reason why recruiting questions from big names like Amazon, Facebook, and Google tends to attract lots of attention from the public. Your five-year vision, your strengths, and weaknesses, or target will definitely be asked but prepare to solve some really tricky math problems while there is not much time to think.

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The process might be the same with other companies but what matters is what they want candidates to solve

Recently, a YouTube video went viral and it is about a candidate applying for the developer and software engineering position at Amazon. Here is the math problem mentioned in the video:

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What is the distance between the two poles?

The problem is not new, at least, for now, we know for sure that it appears in the Atlantic Electronics Journal of Mathematics in 2010. If you have no interest in searching for the right issue and find out the answer, here is a quicker way - watch the video and see how MindYourDecision breaking it down. You might be surprised by how tricky the problem really is.

The problem is also presented on CareerCup, one of the best platforms for those who are preparing for interviews applying to tech firms. There are some very excellent answers.

Or if you want to challenge yourself, try solving the problem before watching the video to see whether you can get to Amazon. And of course, you still need to devise a detailed plan for your career development in the next five years.

Here is the video of MindYourDecision:

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