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# Use of applied mathematics during hiring process for developers

Math is a fundamental science. It can be applied during hiring process for developers. It can help developers to demonstrate problem solving skills and at the same time will allow employer to evaluate what skills does developer really has.

What country are you from?

Do you like math?

What is your education?

How many years of experience you have?

As a developer.

What is your expertise area?

Servers, web, software, etc.

Do you use math for work related reasons?

How many job interviews you have had?

How many of those had a math task for you to solve?

If you remember a task, write it down:

What skills a developer is able to demonstrate while solving a math task during job interview?

Please solve a task. We have 5 similar coins, 3 of those are real and weight the same, while 2 are fake. 1 fake coin is lighter and the other is heavier than the real ones. How many weighting operations we will need to find at least one real coin?

How long did it take you to solve this task?

What qualities does this task helps to demonstrate?

Please solve a task. A train has a set of cars that connected and has same number of seats. Two old ladies always ride in the same car and sits in the seats numbered 144 and 155. While two old guys that are fighting constantly always take seats that are separated by one car minimum. They usually sit in seats numbered 208 and 222. How many seats there are in a car?

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Please solve a task. If you take 20102010 and divide it by 2010 and subtract 2 from result - how many digits the answer will have?

How long did it take you to solve this task?

What qualities does this task helps to demonstrate?

Please solve a task. How it is possible to make two squares from 13 building blocks?

How long did it take you to solve this task?

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Please solve a task. Look at the picture and write what is the area of a figure marked with ?

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