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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers the answer to this tricky hedge fund brainteaser: you have two buckets, 50 black balls and 50 white balls. How do you set up the balls in such a way as to maximize the odds that you had he will choose a black ball.


You have two buckets and 50 black balls and 50 white balls.

How do you set up the balls in such a way as to get the maximum is odds that you choose a black ball?

So that’s today’s brainteaser. I have more at ww.JobSearchCoachingHQ.com plus a lot more relevant information plus you have access to me to answer your questions and schedule some time with you so we can chat one-on-one for a few minutes to help you your the new job search.

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Let’s talk about another one of those wonderful hedge fund brainteaser questions. You have hundred balls two buckets 50 balls of black 50 balls with white how do you set up the two buckets of balls to give yourself the greatest probability that you choose a black Paul took it just repeat two buckets 50 black balls 50 white balls set up the balls in such a way as to increase the probability of choosing a black ball.

They ask this to try to get a sense of how you think on the spot.

So, here’s how it works.

Take one black ball and put it is one bucket. That gives you hundred percent probability on that side. On the other side, you put all the other balls. So one bucket has 99 balls of which 50 are white and 49 black.

The other has one black ball in the bucket and has 100% probability, the other one has slightly less then 50% probabilitylet’s round this up to 50% (it’s probably closer to 49 and half but for purposes this formula is is 50%) on one side is 100% and decided to have 50 so the probability is just less than 75%.

Those are really the highest odds that you can get. That’s of course, assuming that there is a completely random way that you choose balls.

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Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com is there to change that with great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

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