Answer this math twister for your next job interview?

(Last Updated On: May 11, 2015)

Answer this math twister for your next job interview?

Can these help your for your next interview for a bank or hedge fund job?

First one:

Here’s a simple arithmetic question: A bat and ball cost a dollar and ten cents. The bat costs a dollar more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?

Second one:

In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?

Just remember this: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/frontal-cortex/why-smart-people-are-stupid

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