Epic Systems Interview Question for Software Engineer / Developers


Country: India
Interview Type: Phone Interview




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40 = 20* number of vowels

- Cerberuz August 20, 2012 | Flag Reply
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Me too

- Godwin October 08, 2012 | Flag
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I'd walk out of there if they gave me that question with a straight face.

- Martin August 20, 2012 | Flag Reply
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Me too

- The Artist November 27, 2012 | Flag
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1
of 1 vote

Me too.. This question is humiliating

- Amit December 30, 2012 | Flag
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1
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Me too.

- sexydude April 08, 2013 | Flag
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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

- Birbal August 21, 2012 | Flag Reply
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3
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40=20*2

- shravan40 August 20, 2012 | Flag Reply
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0
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how you come with multiplying factor?

- Anonymous October 05, 2012 | Flag
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2
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40 cents... 20 cents for each vowel in the name of the fruit

- googlee August 02, 2009 | Flag Reply
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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.

- BuckleUpSpanky August 28, 2012 | Flag Reply
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1
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40 cents

- arh August 02, 2009 | Flag Reply
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0
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They counts the number of vowels in a word.

- Psycho October 10, 2014 | Flag
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1
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Pears are for eating. Really people, go out into the world more.

- Anonymous October 23, 2012 | Flag Reply
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Now, isn't this childish. Learning A,B,C,D....P

- Mahbub July 31, 2009 | Flag Reply
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That's stupid, they want you to say $1, but is it really? There's no relationship between a price of one kind of fruit and another like this.

- Anonymous August 01, 2009 | Flag Reply
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30

- raja August 01, 2009 | Flag Reply
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i think the only solution out of all the above google's solution has some logic, though the question itself sound illogical...hence one possible answer could be 40 cents, going by the logic of google....

- googler August 05, 2009 | Flag Reply
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well 40 cents sound logical to me 2

- Anonymous October 12, 2009 | Flag Reply
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it is 40

- google2 October 26, 2009 | Flag Reply
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it is 40

- google2 October 26, 2009 | Flag Reply
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0
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it is 40

- google2 October 26, 2009 | Flag Reply
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I don't know why they come up with such questions..

- Krish December 07, 2009 | Flag Reply
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Basically asking you:
What pattern do you see, given the data you have so far ?

- Andy December 15, 2009 | Flag Reply
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You numbnuts.....you signed a contract agreement with Epic not to disclose these interview questions.

- Jeff November 24, 2010 | Flag Reply
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haha

- ano March 25, 2011 | Flag
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40
for each multiply no. of vowels by 20....

- ash November 27, 2011 | Flag Reply
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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.

- Anonymous October 05, 2012 | Flag Reply
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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..)

- sastry.soft October 16, 2012 | Flag Reply
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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.

- abu_bin_abu October 27, 2012 | Flag Reply
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Then what is the final answer?

- sakib425 November 13, 2012 | Flag Reply
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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.

- Gbo February 06, 2013 | Flag Reply
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count the number of vowels, pear, e & a, so it's 40

- dx.buzzy June 09, 2013 | Flag Reply
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100
40,60,80,100
;)

- tausif September 13, 2013 | Flag Reply
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20*no of vowel............

- Anonymous February 01, 2014 | Flag Reply
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30..

apple - a=10 + 3 non vowels, e=0
banana = 3*a + 3 non vowels = 60
grapefruit - 80

pear
10 + 0 + 10+10 = 30

- Anonymous March 21, 2014 | Flag Reply
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Its 69 cents

- David Snelling September 24, 2014 | Flag Reply
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Okay then... This is such a nightmare question for non-native speakers... I really got no clues without checking the answers...

- xzySolitaire October 26, 2014 | Flag Reply
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The question (if you can call it that) is "what pear is for?" would be to eat, bake, feed to a goat,... there is not real correct/incorrect answer.

- Lee June 18, 2015 | Flag Reply
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Pear is for pear cobbler.

- Anonymous September 03, 2012 | Flag Reply
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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

- Anonymous September 06, 2012 | Flag Reply
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there was small typo
5*8=40

- Anonymous September 06, 2012 | Flag
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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?

- rhysd007 December 12, 2012 | Flag
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He's multiplying them alternatively by 8, 10, 8, 10 innhe.

- Anon January 31, 2013 | Flag
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See...40, 60, 80,

then comes 100 cents

That is 1 $

- HS August 26, 2012 | Flag
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