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Re: Puzzles -> WAS RE: My interview story [7:40553] posted 04/06/2002
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how about lock his box inside your box, let him keep his key and send the
key with your box with the courier.

-Patrick

>>> "Joe Morabito"  04/06/02 09:04AM >>>
solution for part A:

Lock the box, send it to your friend.  Send the key as a separate delivery.

In essence there are two deliveries made.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig Columbus" 
To: 
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 12:58 AM
Subject: Re: Puzzles -> WAS RE: My interview story [7:40553]


> Part A:  I heard this one where the friend also has a key that will open
> his lock, but not yours.  Also, the condition is that no destructive
> techniques are allowed, so breaking or cutting wasn't a possible solution.
>
> Part B:
> He never states that the rope is attached to the top of the pole, just
that
> it's attached to the pole.  So, the answer is that the poles are somewhere
> between 0 and 32 feet apart.
>
> Craig
>
> At 11:33 PM 4/5/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> >I'll bite.
> >a) Boxes and diamond. Gordian Knot technique. Lock the diamond in your
box
> >and send it to your friend. He breaks the lock or cuts open the box.
> >b) Poles and rope. The poles are touching.
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Dusty Harper [mailto:dharper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> > > Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 4:55 PM
> > > To: cisco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > > Subject: RE: My interview story [7:40553]
> >
> > > The goal is to determine how you think.  Most real world solutions to
> > > problems can be applied to technological hurdles, or problems.
> > >
> > > As an example:
> > >
> > > Prep:
> > >       You have an empty box, a lock, a key for your lock, and a
> > > diamond.
> > >       Your friend has an empty box, and a lock for his box.
> > >
> > > Goal:
> > >       You want to get the diamond to your friend via courier.  However
> > > the   courier will steal anything that is not locked.  How do you do
> > > this?
> > >
> > >
> > > Another example:
> > >
> > >       If you have 2 20' poles, a 32' rope strung between them, and the
> > > lowest point of the rope is 4' off of the ground, how far apart are
> > > the poles?
> > >
> > > It gauges how one thinks and handles situations.
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