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### Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware was asked...

25 Jan 2010
 given 8 coins and one of them heavier than the others, how many weighings will be needed to find the odd one ?4 Answerstwo weighings are needed. separate into three groups (3,3,2) put three on each side of scale, if sides balance then place two remaining coins on either side of scale to see which is heavier. If sides don't balance, take two coins from the heavier side and put on the scale to see if one is heavier, if they balance, the one you took off is the heaviest.One weighing. Place four coins in each pan. Take two off at a time until the scale balances. The heavier coin will be in the hand of the pan that ascends.@Cigar lover ... no. once you put coins on the scale, that counts as a weighing, and every time you remove coins it counts as a weighing. this boils down to the 3-3-2 solution above. the first time you remove 2 and weight, you are weighing 3-3. at that point there are 3 possibilities still. the scale is even, or one or the other side is down. you have to do one more weighing from there.Show more responsesdivide it into 2 group of 4 each.remove the group that weighs less.then divide the remaining 4 into 2 groups of 2 each.remove the group weigh less.again weigh the remaining 2.u get the heavier one.so 3 weighing.

### Senior Member of Technical Staff at Model N was asked...

8 May 2012
 If we write return statement in try, catch and finally block, which one will execute when and why ?4 AnswersThe return written in finally will take precedence over others.public class trycatch { public static void main(String[] args) { trycatch tc = new trycatch(); System.out.println(tc.tryCatch()); } public int tryCatch(){ try{ //return 1; System.out.println("try"); throw new Exception(); }catch(Exception e){ System.out.println("catch"); return 2; }finally{ System.out.println("finally"); return 3; } } } Output: try catch finally 3Finally block will definitely execute, because it always gets executed and very important code is to be put in finally block like closing of file, return statement etc.Show more responsespublic class TryCatch { public static int getReturn() { try { return 1; } catch(Exception e) { return 2; } finally { return 3; } } public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println(getReturn()); } } 3 will be returned.

### Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware was asked...

23 Sep 2015
 Explain overall polymorphism using uml diagram?2 AnswersDrawn the diagram of the animal class and explained the compile time polymorphism and how run time polymorphism works.Method overloading and overriding in the classes. Java feature interface to support multipile inheritanceCompile time -> Overloading Runtime -> Overriding

### Senior Member of Technical Staff at Mirafra Technologies was asked...

17 Oct 2016
 Why Mirafra ?1 AnswerI want to work in a fast paced challenging environment and I would like to be a part of your company if you provide the same.

### Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware was asked...

6 Aug 2021
 Round 3: It was design round. Q1) Asked me to implement event driven system? Q2) Implement linked list using array? Q3) Write a skeleton code for get and post REST api, like you used in spring java?1 AnswerI was able to answer all the question and interviewer was pretty happy.

### Senior Member of Technical Staff at VMware was asked...

18 Dec 2019
 Find the 2 largest number from an unsorted array1 AnswerI used a list to store the result digits, and pop out the first largest and then the second largest. So my solution was taking more time and space, but the same can be efficiently done using 2 normal variables and one for loop.

17 Jan 2019

### Senior Member of Technical Staff at Nutanix was asked...

12 Apr 2020
 Telephonic: Given a binary tree of numbers and a search number has given, find out first occurence of that number and smallest distance from root node. if you have given k search numbers find their occurence and nearest from root node in a single walk.2 AnswersIn these sorts of interviews you really need to drill down and understand what the interviewer is looking for. A good way to simulate a real interview experience is to do a mock with one of the Nutanix Senior Member of Technical Staff experts on Prepfully, rated super strongly on TrustPilot... prepfully.com/practice-interviews One or more comments have been removed. Please see our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service for more information.