How Many Quarters Would It Take To Stack Them Floor to Ceiling?

Believe it or not, there is a logic to asking this question that I am not going to get into.  

I’ll simply say that what you do is walk them through your thinking and you say by saying, “My best guesstimate is floor-to-ceiling is about 10 feet now.  From there, it is about 12 quarters to an inch. ” Next, you 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.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020 



Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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