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Answer These Questions To See If You'd Be Accepted At Cambridge University
Business Insider ^ | 10/24/2013 | Peter Jacobs

Posted on 10/24/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via Wikimedia Commons

Cambridge University is a storied institution that has educated some of the best minds in history. And now you can see if you'd make the cut.

One Cambridge professor has created a website — called I-Want-To-Study-Engineering.org — to showcase the types of questions an applicant would see in an interview. The questions cover a range of topics, but skew towards math and science fields.

Professor Richard Prager, who heads the engineering department, told the Daily Mail, "I-Want-To-Study-Engineering.org aims to level the playing field by providing a collection of technical interview questions that everyone can use for practice."

Check out some questions below and see if you would be able to make it into Cambridge. Good luck!

#1 — Truth and Logic Problem:

There are 4 people called A, B, C and D. Three of them always tell the truth. One of them always lies.

• Person A says that person D is telling the truth.
• Person B says that person C is lying.
• Person C says 'I am telling the truth'.
• Person D says that person B is lying.

Which person is the liar?

Is It?: A) Person A, B) Person B, C) Person C, D) Person D, E) None of the above

#2 — Socks Problem:

I have 28 black and 8 brown socks in my sock drawer. If it is completely dark and I cannot see the colour of the socks that I am picking, how many socks do I need to take from the drawer to be sure that I have at least one pair of socks that are the same colour?

Is It?: A) 3, B) 4, C) 14, D) 18, E) None of the above

TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: cambridgeuniversity

1 posted on 10/24/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

To: SeekAndFind

Can you pay the full tuition - in cash?

2 posted on 10/24/2013 8:47:43 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)

To: SeekAndFind

E) All of the above.

3 posted on 10/24/2013 8:49:14 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)

To: SeekAndFind

This has to be a joke. An affirmative action student should be able to ace this.

4 posted on 10/24/2013 8:51:38 AM PDT by Gadsden1st

To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

No wonder Clinton attended Oxford. He always did have problems with socks and lying.

5 posted on 10/24/2013 8:52:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)

To: SeekAndFind
...B,3...

...You sunk my battle ship!...

6 posted on 10/24/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)

To: SeekAndFind

They seem to think that college should be based on a person’s intelligence and desire to get an education.
Unlike American colleges, which base admissions on race.

7 posted on 10/24/2013 9:30:46 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)

To: SeekAndFind

That socks question is freakishly easy.

8 posted on 10/24/2013 9:51:22 AM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)

To: eclecticEel

So is the person questions. ..the premise is 3 tell the truth and 1 lies. ..then gives you no single person answers..so it is none of the above

9 posted on 10/24/2013 10:11:39 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)

To: tophat9000

Person B says that person C is lying.
Person C says ‘I am telling the truth’.

Therefore, the liar has to be either B or C.

So that means A and D are telling the truth, and there you will find the answer.

10 posted on 10/24/2013 10:12:44 AM PDT by dfwgator

To: eclecticEel

I had to consult Wikipedia for #3

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem

11 posted on 10/24/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by dfwgator

To: eclecticEel
That socks question is freakishly easy.

Deceptively easy. It's easy to overthink it.

12 posted on 10/24/2013 10:15:50 AM PDT by dfwgator

To: SeekAndFind

“Which person is the liar?”

Is It?: E) None of the above, cuz Odumbo was not one of the possible answers.

13 posted on 10/24/2013 10:39:32 AM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)

To: SeekAndFind
I hate probability questions, but my answers are:

1. Person B
2. 3
3. None of the above.
4. 1/2
5. 2
14 posted on 10/24/2013 10:54:31 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle

To: SeekAndFind

The answers are posted at the bottom of the source.

15 posted on 10/24/2013 8:57:56 PM PDT by huldah1776

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