## Epic Systems Interview Question Software Engineer / Developers

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if apple is for 40 cents, banana is for 60 cents and grapefruit is for 80 cents then what pear is for???

Country: India
Interview Type: Phone Interview

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40 = 20* number of vowels

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Me too

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I'd walk out of there if they gave me that question with a straight face.

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Me too.

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Me too

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Me too.. This question is humiliating

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Me too.

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apple, 2 vowels=2*20=40
banana, 3 vowels=3*20=60
grapefruit, 4 vowels=4*20=80
pear, 2 vowels=2*20=40

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Seems like if you're sorting in 20 cent increments and this is the entire set of fruits,

If you sorted 'em by alphabetical order, pear could be \$1.

If you wanted to do it by word length, pear could be 20 cents for having the least letters.

And then if you wanted to make it 20 cents per vowel... 40 cents.

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of 1 vote

40=20*2

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how you come with multiplying factor?

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Why couldnt this answer be like
apple -> total alphabets 5 -> 5*8 = 40;
banana -> total alphabets 6 -> 6*10 = 60;
grapefruit -> total alphabets 10 -> 10 * 8 = 80;
so, pear -> total alphabets 4 -> 4 * 10 = 40;
even i arrive at same answer ;)

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so you've taken the number of "alphabets" [sic] and multiplied them by a random number you've plucked out of the air?

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He's multiplying them alternatively by 8, 10, 8, 10 innhe.

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Some people seem to really overcomplicate questions like this.

Surely, we can't tell what price a pear will be? If they told us this was a sequence, and that we could predict the next value in the sequence, then we could say it is 100 cent, but the question as it stands could do with clarification.

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it can be 1\$ as HS said..if i think logical reasoning the diff between these values is constant i.e 20 and hence the next value in the series should be 100(40 60 80 100..)

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of 0 vote

Pears are for eating. Really people, go out into the world more.

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of 0 vote

I just wanted to observe that the only acceptable answer to this question is an integer; the testing mechanism will not accept any other answer.

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of 0 vote

Then what is the final answer?

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No relationships have been defined, although there appear to be implications of a series.

But the implication is simply that ... and nothing can be derived about a pear.

Seems to me this question is good at uncovering weak analytic skills... and the compulsively anal.

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of 0 vote

count the number of vowels, pear, e & a, so it's 40

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of 1 vote

Pear is for pear cobbler.

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of 1 vote

it can be like this:-
APPLE-- 5character(multiple of 5)=5*8=50
BANANA-- 6 characters(multiple of 2)=6*10=60
GRAPEFRUIT--10 characters(multiple of 5)=10*8=80
so PEAR -- 4 characters(multiple of 2)=4*10=40

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there was small typo
5*8=40

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See...40, 60, 80,

then comes 100 cents

That is 1 \$

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