Skip to comments.Answer These Questions To See If You'd Be Accepted At Cambridge University
Posted on 10/24/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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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
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E) All of the above.
This has to be a joke. An affirmative action student should be able to ace this.
No wonder Clinton attended Oxford. He always did have problems with socks and lying.
...You sunk my battle ship!...
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.
That socks question is freakishly easy.
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
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.
I had to consult Wikipedia for #3
Deceptively easy. It's easy to overthink it.
“Which person is the liar?”
Is It?: E) None of the above, cuz Odumbo was not one of the possible answers.
The answers are posted at the bottom of the source.
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