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How Many Quarters Does It Take to Stack Them Floor to Ceiling |

How Many Quarters Does It Take to Stack Them Floor to Ceiling |

Here, Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter answers this hedge fund brain teaser question,  “How many quarters would it take to make a stack from floor to ceiling?”


I want to talk with you today about 1 of those WONDERFUL hedge fund questions. That just leaves people scratching their heads. Here's the question/situation. How many quarters would it take to stack these quarters from floor to ceiling?

Believe it or not, there is a logic to asking this question that America to get into right now. I'll simply say that what you do is walk them through your thinking and you say to them, "My best guesstimate is floor-to-ceiling is about 10 feet now. From there, is about 12/4 to an inch. " From there, you basically say, "It takes about 12 quarters times 12 inches times 10 feet is approximately 1440 quarters."

Again, you are walking them through it by saying, "there are 12 quarters to an inch, 12 inches to a foot times 10 feet and you have 1440 quarters."

The idea is about the reasoning process. Some people will freeze a question like this and they want to see how you reason things through.


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