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10 Google Job Interview Questions

Getting a job in Google is not an easy task. The world’s best search engine is known for its grueling interview process. Here are some of the questions world’s one of the best companies, ask during a job interview. 

Try to answer these questions and then check the answers below.


1. Bus full of golf balls – How many golf balls can fit into a bus?

2. You’re in a blender, what do you do?- You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

3. How many drops?- You are given two identical eggs and you have access to a 100-story building. The eggs may be very hard or very fragile (they may break if dropped from the first floor or may not even break if dropped from the 100th floor). You need to figure out the highest floor an egg can be dropped from without breaking. The question is how many drops would you need to make? You are allowed to break the eggs in the process.

4. A country that only wants boys- In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. If they have a girl, they have another child. If they have a boy, they stop. What is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?

5. Databases- Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.

6. Car problems- A man pushed his car to a hotel and lost his fortune. What happened?

7.   Logical Pirates- There are five pirates on a ship, with 100 gold pieces to divide between themselves. The pirates are logical, self-preserving, greedy, and bloodthirsty in that order of priority. They agree that they will each in turn propose a way to divide up the gold, starting with the captain. If the majority of the pirates agree with the proposal, that is how the gold will be divided. Otherwise the pirate making the proposal will be tossed over, and the next in terms of seniority will make a new proposal. What proposal should the captain make?

8.  Ball weight- You have eight balls, all of the same size. Seven of them weigh the same and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?

9. Clock hands- How many times in a day do clock hands overlap?


10. Correct phone number- You need to check that your friend, Bob, has your correct phone number but you cannot ask him directly. You must write the question on a card and give it to Eve who will take the card to Bob and return the answer to you. What must you write on the card, besides the question, to ensure Bob can encode the message so that Eve cannot read your phone number?