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### Research Analyst at WorldQuant was asked...

14 Mar 2011
 You are given 2 eggs. * You have access to a 100-storey building. * Eggs can be very hard or very fragile means it may break if dropped from the first floor or may not even break if dropped from 100 th floor.Both eggs are identical. * You need to figure out the highest floor of a 100-storey building an egg can be dropped without breaking. * Now the question is how many drops you need to make. You are allowed to break 2 eggs in the process7 Answersfloor(n/2) + 2(n-1+floor(99/n)) is minimal for n=10. You drop the egg from the 10th floor, if it breaks, than you go one-by-one from the first floor -> 10 trials. If it does not break, you drop it from the 20th floor. If it breaks, you go from 11 to 19 -> total 11 trials. Worst case: you drop it from 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 (break), 81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89 -> 18 trials. (If it does not break on 90, you can go for 95, and have tha answer in 14 drops worst case). So tha answer is 18.floor(n/2) + 1Show more responsesfirst egg, try floors at 14, 27, 39, 50, 60, 69, 77, 84, 90, 95, 99, 100 second egg then try floors in between, then no more than 14 tries total in worst casefor n floor building answer will be Int refers to rounding of the closest integer. Int(sqrt(n))) - 1*Z + (IntSqrt(n) - 1) + (n - M) where Z = 0 if n - Int(sqrt(n))^2 > 0 Z = 1 if n - Int(sqrt(n))^2 <= 0 and M is maximum integer multiple of Int(sqrt(n) <= n50 times: 2,4,6,...,100earlier answer 14 drops is wrong because if the floor at which egg breaks is 68, it will require 15 drops: 14 27 39 40 50 60 69 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 Therefore the minimum drops is 15: drop first egg in these floors. no chance you will need to drop more that 15 times. 15 29 42 54 55 65 74 82 89 95 100

### Research Analyst at WorldQuant was asked...

14 Mar 2011
 You have 9 digits 1-9. Partition them into two sets S1 and S2. Make a number (any) using the digits of partition S1. Call this x. Similarly do it for S2. Call it y. the product p=xy. What should the numbers x and y be to maximize p.4 Answers97531 * 8642Its actually 87531*9642can you please give and explanation, as of how you reach at this conclusion?Show more responses87531*9642 Start by adding digits to the numbers from left to right. Its easy to see that the numbers should begin with 9 and 8. The trick is to add the next biggest digit to the smaller number so that it multiplies the bigger number. 9 8 9 87 96 87 ... 9642 8753 9642 87531

18 Apr 2014

### Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan was asked...

6 Nov 2014
 How do you forecast raw material prices? How do you forecast growth rates1 AnswerTake average of last few years

### Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan was asked...

21 Apr 2014
 Basic market knowledge. Should know market segmentation, SWOT, PESTEL etc. They expect a logical, Analytical approach to the scenario they give.1 AnswerThe pay is actually quite good and the office infrastructure is at par with top MNCs

15 Nov 2010

### Qualitative Research Analyst at exevo was asked...

2 Aug 2012
 Tell me about market research ,how it works and do you think you can prove yourself as a reseacher. After that a mind-blowing ques. at your service that includes eg. how many inidians wear tie or drink bisleri just to assess your skills.1 AnswerNone just be what you are.

### Research Analyst at FactSet was asked...

19 Aug 2015
 All basic accounts questions.ratio.IPo.current asset.liquid assets. Annual genera meeting. Director s.1 AnswerSimple in one line.when thy ask to brief then brief out.

### Research Analyst at FirstRain was asked...

30 Apr 2015
 Tell us how would you relate your previous experiences with our current requirement??1 AnswerI tried making them believe that I am experienced in keyword seraches and that is really useful for them.

29 Mar 2019