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Estimate how many windows are in New York34 Answers
Divide and conquer. I may not know the answer to the question, but I can determine the answer because I can approximate two supportnig questions: * How many people are in New York (City or State, btw) * How many windows, on average, does each person have (home, car, work, shopping center, ....) I'll say 10M in NYC and 10 windows per person so my answer is 100M windows in NYC.
10 windows per person?!?! I want to see what apartment you're living in!!
he said 10 windows per person total (including car, home etc). 10 makes good sense. However, i do believe you'll have to go deeper than that. i.e- calculate that, add businesses, shopping centres, cabs and passing cars etc.
I would have said , "if you hire me, I'll get my team on that right away."
Not everyone in the city has a vehicle, so 10 per person can't be the basis of calculation.
Define "New York".
Should the answer include opportunities and operating systems?
There is an N, e, w, a Y....nope, no windows
Since Bain is a consulting firm, this question seems to be used as a way to probe applicant's approach to engagement problems. First ask questions to clarify the goal. Is New York the city, the state, or another municipality that happens to also be called New York, such as New York, Texas. Are we talking about windows on a building, or will it also include car windows, store shelf windows, or maybe even MS Windows licenses. After the information is clarified, it's time to analyze. Estimating the population and estimate an average number of windows per person is one approach, but it may seem too general. Another approach can be divide and conquer. Estimate the number of residential houses, estimate the number of offices, and number of vehicles, etc, and multiply by an average number for each type of structure. Round the number to the nearest million or tenth of million to make it easy to remember for the client.
I don't do windows, sorry
I gather that this very important question has some significant meaning to you, and I feel you should hire me to get to work on the answer right away. I'm going to need some support staff for this, and a travel expenses budget, and a small but dedicatd team of window counters. Gosh, see how when you ask me a question of genuine importance, I get all fired up?
Four, the answer is four.
Simple, all of them.
If you are going to estimate correctly, you need to come up with a range. A single point estimate is pretty much guaranteed to be wrong. No matter which approach you take (average building floors by average number of windows, people * number of windows, etc), at best you get a midpoint of a range. The question is how wide does the range need to be? At this point, with little information, you need a pretty wide estimate (in the million window + range).
Exactly why I was thinking of Corning as a great Private Equity deal! Let me explain...and let's take this one step further...let's start with the Eastern Seabord, and the number of windows that are really hurricane proof..now let's look at the advantages of Gorilla Glass, it's uses, and strategic opportunities...let's go bigger than New York!
as many as the glasses..
new y " O " rk. only one window.
I personally don't have the answer but I will find out and get back to you. When do you need to have a response?
do i include window's on every1's computers monitor or laptop for this?? if so then 10 windows per person at instant will be less caz the question is not clear at all,
only one microsoft windows
more than door............
1 window compulsory = no. of houses in NY
There are 271,925,321 windows. If there are more windows then it would have been made after the survey and if it is less, then it would have broken down.
Are you talking about glass pained windows? Do double pained windows count as two or only one. Should I include MS Windows? What about the number of windows the average person has open at any one time? Which version of MS Windows? Are we talking both server and desktop versions of Windows? I know the answers to all of these questions, but I need to know which ones you want included in the answer. Then (if you have some paper) write some numbers down, do some calculations and give them an answer of some big number that is based on the calculations you made. (This is a question where they are trying to see if you can think outside the box and come up with some sort of reasonable estimate. There is no right answer that can be acheived or verified.)
There are no windows for new york because it is a city not a house to provide windows
@Bill: you forget '2' the after the '4'
People 50m=dwelling x 5 windows =250million
What size is your window dimensions ? Large commercial could equal 4 residential size windows. Do you consider single pane or double glass as still one window ? What about glass block windows, do they count ? Like Carl Segan used to say, billions and billions...
When I think about this question I would want to simplify the categories into Residence windows and Business windows (other types exist but this should cover a large majority of standard construction windows). Starting with residency, I'll assume ~15M New York population, with roughly 80% in apartments and 20% in homes. Of the apartments I'd go with an average occupancy of 2, and home of 3. Then thinking about how many windows are in typical rooms in each residency (bedroom, dining, kitchen etc.) I came up with 14 windows in homes and 5 in apartments. Multiplying the numbers correctly I came up with 30M apartment windows and 14M home windows. Then for business windows, I decided that an appropriate number would be 80% of population is working, 20% with their own office which has one window. The other people are in shared work spaces, which I will assume on average have half as many windows as people. When multiplying these correctly I got 7.2M business windows. Total I ended up at 51.2 M windows.
Why do you want to work at Kohl's?12 Answers
I love Kohl's (probably not the most professional answer, but I did get the job.)
Love kohl's like store
I want to work here because kohls is my favorite stores. I like kohls shop and products, environment that's why I apply here.
It’s close to my house and seems to have an enjoyable environment.
I decided to apply at Kohl's because I've been a fan for many years. I shop here regularly and have had great experiences with customer service. I'd like to be a part of that team; giving great customer care to any guests.
I want to work at kohls because I am only beginning in my career journey, and of course this leaves my options of education open to any store. I personally however, would rather work for a store who is open to giving back to the community and truly cares for their customers and employees.
Well I believe that I can utilize the skills that I have. To provide the company with prominent service and encourage revenue. Retell is where I'm comfortable I can relate to a lot of the customers and I'm an incredible sales person. I love to organize and display markets appealing to the customer.
Because that’s where I shopped and the workers are very good.They help you get what ever you want
I want to work at kohl’s because I am only beginning in my career journey and of course that’s where I do my shopping and this can leave me into option of education open to any store
Love shopping there, always excellent customer service. I prefer working with people who focus on customer service as I do.
Why are you interested in Jobs for the Future?10 Answers
Everybody wants to grow up Nd selfdepend
Actually, I hate to do something but companies are want me it is a reason.
I want to learn more and i want to improve my skill for my better future
I want to make myself
I want to learn more and I want to improve my skill for my better future
I want to improve my position
Interesting work, good job , good salery & boss
Am in line with objective of JFF
Am in line with objective of JFF
Have I ever worked with SAP before?7 Answers
No I have not. The business I just came from used their own program Avex and was MS DOS styled, not Access styled like SAP.
Could this be any more set up?!
Hey Anonymous, the only thing set-up about it is your qualifications that got you this job. Now that your laid off your taking to being a Keyboard Warrior.....hmmmmm?
What makes you think I was laid off.....hmmm?
Well I was but if ur not I got a pretty good idea who u r
You can call me out, no qualms about that. I’m not a Keyboard Warrior., just stating that I feel this post is BS! I’m entitled to MY opinion
How many people can you fit into texas?5 Answers
All the people in the world will fit in Texas.
Added to the previous comment: if with the population density of NYC.
Depends on how much cubic feet of space each person requires; then requires analysis of total people in world/usa, and total space they require. Then compare with total space in Texas.
If they are just occupying the space and there is no need to live there, the entire population of the world could theoretically be in Texas at the same time.
Presuming you aren't given the size of texas... Population of New York City: 8 million. Population of the world? 7 billion. Could you fit 1000 New York Cities in to Texas? Probably not. You can check it with numbers, 300sq mi for NYC, 250k sq mi for Texas. You could then go a step further and say that if we were only concerned with how many people can we cram in there, then we could probably increase the density of NYC by an order of magnitude at least, in which case yes, we could probably fit the whole world in there. An assumption that you can fit NYC in a 100 times (a reasonable if not low estimate), and that you could probably fit 80 million people in to New York city if they all squeeze together, you would get a total fit of about 8 billion people could fit in Texas.
If you have a 5 gallon jug and a 3 gallon jug how do you get exactly 4 gallons?2 Answers
Fill the 3 gallon. Pour into the 5. Fill the 3 gallon again, pour into the 5. You now have a full 5 gallons and 1 gallon left in the 3 gallon. Dump the 5 gallon out. Pour the one gallon into the 5 gallon. Fill the 3 gallon and pour into the 5. You now have 4 gallons in the 5 gallon jug.
Fill the 5 gallon jug and transfer the 3 gallon to 3 gallon jug, what remains in 5 gallon is 2 gallons . Collect this 2 gallon. repeat the same to collect another two gallon. Add the 2 gallon(collected)+ 2 gallon (later) = 4 gallon
Will you be able to work 8 hours and work the weekends if needed?4 Answers
This place sucks
No one should work for this company they are all raises and they will fire you for no reasons!..
The HR person and adp total source of this comapny are bad people, the owners are worst!!!
Do you have any previous work experience?3 Answers
Yes I do, mostly in customer service. I worked at a Bank, then as a receptionist.
Yes I do, mostly in customer service. I worked at a Bank, then as a receptionist.
No, however I am extremely dedicated and will give my all to provide such good service to customers you will have more by the end of my time working here. (Seasonal Work Response)
Asked me to go into detail about a paper I had published several years ago.3 Answers
I did my best to answer it, but honestly it had been a while since I worked on those projects. Still I should have been more prepared.
How long did they respond to set up the in house interview after you did the phone screen.
Very quickly. There was a holiday in-between so the in-house wasn't that soon after, but we scheduled the date for the in house within a few days. I'm an exception because after several poor candidates they found me and had to get a commitment by a certain date. Usually its going to take a while
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