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A good Brain Teaser from a friend's job application test
Email | October 21, 2019 | AzNascarFan

Posted on 10/21/2019 4:29:49 PM PDT by AzNASCARfan

Problem solving brain teaser...
This was a question on a test a friend recently took for part of a job application.
He said it was not a timed test, just took it at home and emailed it back.
I got the answer, but it took a couple minutes...

Given statements 1 to 3 below, what additional information is needed in order to conclude that the bottle of tea is bigger than the bottle of oil?

1) "The bottle of juice is bigger than the bottle of milk."

2) "The bottle of tea is bigger than the bottle of juice."

3) "The bottle of water is bigger than the bottle of tea."

A. The bottle of juice is smaller than the bottle of oil.

B. The bottle of water is smaller than the bottle of tea.

C. The bottle of milk is smaller than the bottle of oil.

D. The bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of milk.

E. The bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of water.

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Not sure what the rest of the test was like but I thought it was a pretty good problem solving test... He was applying to be a manager of a mobile home park.

I will post my answer and thinking for each option tomorrow... if anybody want's to give it a shot

1 posted on 10/21/2019 4:29:49 PM PDT by AzNASCARfan

To: AzNASCARfan

D. but I am horrible at these things so it is probably wrong

2 posted on 10/21/2019 4:33:45 PM PDT by RummyChick ("Pills, money .. this city is wicked. Your best friend will kill you here." Smoove about Baltimore)

To: AzNASCARfan

F. A tornado is bigger than a mobile home.

3 posted on 10/21/2019 4:36:36 PM PDT by Larry Lucido

To: AzNASCARfan

What does this have to do with being a manager of anything?

4 posted on 10/21/2019 4:37:35 PM PDT by caver

To: RummyChick

D...yep

5 posted on 10/21/2019 4:38:51 PM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)

To: AzNASCARfan

I LIKE PIE!!!

6 posted on 10/21/2019 4:39:59 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to says it.)

To: RummyChick

Iagree. It is D.

7 posted on 10/21/2019 4:40:08 PM PDT by ocrp1982 (Lurking since the late 90's. Recently retired. No tagline yet.)

To: Larry Lucido

Mobile homes??? Heck..even mansions

8 posted on 10/21/2019 4:40:09 PM PDT by RummyChick ("Pills, money .. this city is wicked. Your best friend will kill you here." Smoove about Baltimore)

To: Puppage

That reminds me of the I LIKE TURTLES boy

9 posted on 10/21/2019 4:41:39 PM PDT by RummyChick ("Pills, money .. this city is wicked. Your best friend will kill you here." Smoove about Baltimore)

To: AzNASCARfan

Since all mentioned were bigger it stands that all are bigger than the bottle of oil, so D.

10 posted on 10/21/2019 4:41:51 PM PDT by Robert DeLong

To: AzNASCARfan

After reading the question, I think I need to pee.

11 posted on 10/21/2019 4:41:52 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (The Democrats - Unafraid to burn in Hell.)

Spoiler: D is correct.

Just write the known sizes as given, M J T W... and only the D answer will put the oil before T.

12 posted on 10/21/2019 4:42:04 PM PDT by bhl

To: AzNASCARfan

How bout a picture of all. Then I’ll decide.

13 posted on 10/21/2019 4:44:41 PM PDT by Track9

To: Larry Lucido

D. The bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of milk.

WATER > TEA > JUICE > MILK > [OIL]

Tells you it is smaller than everything else.

14 posted on 10/21/2019 4:45:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Democrats only believe in democracy when the election goes their way.)

To: AzNASCARfan

Given statements 1 to 3 below, what additional information is needed in order to conclude that the bottle of tea is bigger than the bottle of oil?

1) “The bottle of juice is bigger than the bottle of milk.”

2) “The bottle of tea is bigger than the bottle of juice.”

3) “The bottle of water is bigger than the bottle of tea.”

A. The bottle of juice is smaller than the bottle of oil.

B. The bottle of water is smaller than the bottle of tea.

C. The bottle of milk is smaller than the bottle of oil.

D. The bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of milk.

E. The bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of water.

If we let M = milk, J = Juice, T =tea and W = water,
we are given that (from smallest to largest) M J T W.

If the bottle of tea is bigger than a bottle of oil then the bottle of oil can be smaller than M and J, larger than M but smaller than J, or larger than J but smaller than T.

E is ruled out because if the bottle of oil was smaller than the bottle of water then potentially the bottle of oil could be larger than the bottle of tea.

B is ruled out because it is given that the bottle of water is bigger than that of the bottle of tea.

If we are given A, C, D we will know the bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of Tea.

15 posted on 10/21/2019 4:48:44 PM PDT by zaxtres

To: AzNASCARfan
It's not a legitimate test unless it asks how many pancakes can a bunny rabbit balance on its head........

Trailer parks are notorious for failing to ask that question to potential park managers.......Why? I don't know.....

16 posted on 10/21/2019 4:49:29 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I'm in the cleaning business.......I launder money)

To: AzNASCARfan

17 posted on 10/21/2019 4:52:01 PM PDT by LouieFisk (https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/10/16/trump-letter-to-turkeys-erdogan-dont-be-a-foo)

To: E. Pluribus Unum

All that needs to suffice is that the bottle of oil is smaller than the bottle of tea. Therefore the bottle of oil could potentially be larger than the bottle of juice or it could be smaller than the bottle of juice but bigger than the bottle of milk. Since the question does not specify whether we are to choose one or multiple answers, then all answers that fit should be chosen. Thus the answers that fit the condition are in my previous post.

Merely placing the bottle of oil as being smaller than the bottle of milk does satisfy only a part of the condition but not all of the conditions listed. So it is partly right.

18 posted on 10/21/2019 4:55:22 PM PDT by zaxtres

To: RummyChick

Same here - if a train leaves Buffalo at 8 am going 125 mph, how long does it take to reach blah blah?????

I always say - WHO CARES?

19 posted on 10/21/2019 4:56:17 PM PDT by Thank You Rush

To: AzNASCARfan

Tea

20 posted on 10/21/2019 4:57:07 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)