## Epic Systems Interview Question for Software Engineer / Developers

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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1
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Me too

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1
of 1 vote

Me too.. This question is humiliating

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1
of 1 vote

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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40=20*2

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how you come with multiplying factor?

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2
of 2 vote

40 cents... 20 cents for each vowel in the name of the fruit

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2
of 2 vote

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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1
of 1 vote

40 cents

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They counts the number of vowels in a word.

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1
of 1 vote

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

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0
of 0 vote

Now, isn't this childish. Learning A,B,C,D....P

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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.

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of 0 vote

30

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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....

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well 40 cents sound logical to me 2

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0
of 0 vote

it is 40

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it is 40

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it is 40

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I don't know why they come up with such questions..

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What pattern do you see, given the data you have so far ?

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You numbnuts.....you signed a contract agreement with Epic not to disclose these interview questions.

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haha

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0
of 0 vote

40
for each multiply no. of vowels by 20....

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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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0
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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.

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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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0
of 0 vote

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

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of 0 vote

100
40,60,80,100
;)

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20*no of vowel............

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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

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0
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Its 69 cents

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of 0 vote

Okay then... This is such a nightmare question for non-native speakers... I really got no clues without checking the answers...

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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.

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does this company sell fruits??

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pear is for eating

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of 1 vote

Pear is for pear cobbler.

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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

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there was small typo
5*8=40

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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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See...40, 60, 80,

then comes 100 cents

That is 1 \$

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