Interview Question

Product Specialist Interview

-Portland, OR

Huron Consulting Group

You have a 3 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon bucket as your only tools and you need exactly 4 gallons how would you go about getting the 4 gallons?

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1. Fill 3 gallon bottle 2. Pour IT into the 5-gallon bottle 3. Fill 3 gallon again, and pour IT into 5 gallon (leaves 1 gallon in 3 gallon bottle) 4. Empty 5 gallon 5. Pour the 1 gallon into the 5-gallon 6. Fill 3 gallon 7. Pour IT into the 5 gallon

Joseph on

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Fill 5 gallon, pour it into 3 gallon. Dump the 3 gallon. pour the 2 gallon remaining in the 5 gallon bucket into the 3 gallon bucket. Fill the 5 gallon bucket, fill up the rest of the the 3 gallon bucket. You have 4 gallon in the 5 gallon bucket

Ali Z on

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The interviewer specifies that there are no fill lines, and the measurement has to be exact (i.e. no guessing the halfway point of each bucket.

Anon on

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fill each bucket exactly halfway.

mad atom on

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additionally, twist the question into a simple solution. 'if the 5 gallon bucket has fill lines, simply fill it to the 4 gallon mark'.

anon amos on

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1. Fill 5 gallon bucket completely. 2. Place 3 gallon bucket into full 5gallon bucket to displace water, leaving 2 gallons. 3. Pour 2 gallons into 3 gallon bucket. Repeat 1 more time.

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