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Hedge Fund Brainteasers: The Boat and The Ladder | No BS Job Search Advice Radio

EP 864 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter poses a situation to you and asks you for your answer to this brainteaser.


Let's do another 1 of those fun and tough interview questions. Here's the scenario: there is a boat at sea. It has a 10 foot ladder off the side and the rope ladder is 1 foot underwater. It starts raining incredibly hard, sufficiently hard that there is about 2 feet of rain every hour. How will it take for the latter to be covered in water halfway?

Ready for your answer?

It won't.

Let me put it simply. The boat is gonna rise, too . With that amount of water. It's only going to be 1 foot underwater.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves life coaching, as well as executive job search coaching and business life coaching. He is the host of “Job Search Radio,” “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.”

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