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These Google Tricky Interview Questions Are Sure To Give Your Brain A Good Exercise

| Published on July 31, 2017

Have you ever been up for an interview? Have you ever faced questions that are so weird and quirky to answer? Do you dream of working in Google? Too many questions again to block your mind!

There are some patent questions that are asked in interviews but answers to them are not easy. Suppose you are asked the most simple one “Tell me something about yourself!”. Imagine a board room and your dream job at stake and how will you answer it to stand out from the crowd? Now, this seems tough. There are also other questions that are tricky yet easy to answer and some questions are effing easy yet hard to answer. Too much confusion!

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Here today we bring to you a bunch of tricky questions that are asked in Google interviews! Have a look:

1. Mention the weight of the Empire State Building?

To get in Google you are expected to be smarter than the crowd and also good in data handling. This one was asked to check the guessing power of the candidates. It’s a tricky question indeed as one has to take into account the number of floors, width, and height of the floors and so on. The answer to this question is some 750,000 tons or 1.5 billion pound of weight.

2. Why are manhole covers round?

A tricky one to check the presence of mind and your love for geometry! The reason is so that man does not fall through the manhole as the square shape ordinarily flush with the plane of the street goes perpendicular to the street.

3. Mention how many times a day do a clock’s hands overlap

22 times a day! For N overlaps, we have T = T/12 + N. A bit of permutation and combination!

4. Explain the significance of “dead beef”

Now most people answer this question saying that the beef is dead. But wait that’s not so easy! The correct answer is that “DEADBEEF” is a hexadecimal value that was used in debugging back in the mainframe days as it was used to mark memory spaces. This term is well known among Computer Engineers.

5. Tell me what happened when a man pushed his car to the hotel and lost his fortune

He landed on the boardwalk!

6. Out of eight balls, seven balls weigh equal while the one ball is slightly heavier than the others. How would you figure out which one is the heavier by using a balance and only two weighing?

Don’t let that blow your mind! Let’s solve. First, choose 6 balls and weigh by putting three balls on each side. If they weigh equal, you know that the heavier ball is in the remaining two which is left out. But if they don’t weigh equal, then the heavier ball is in one of those triplets. Out of those 3 balls that have the heavier ball, pick any 2 and put them on the scale. Keep continuing until you get the heaviest one!

7. Some months have 30 days, and some have 31, how many months have 28 days?

You think the answer must be 1 – just February. But look closer and think. The answer would be 12 months as all months have 28 days!

8. What number comes next to 10, 9, 60, 90, 70 and 66?

No need of looking at the numbers. Look at the spelling trend.

Ten -3
Nine -4
Sixty – 5
Ninety- 6
Seventy-7
Sixty-six-8

Got it? Yes next can be any number having nine letters. Ninety-Six or Ninety-One is the answer!

9. Suppose Tom is 16 years old, and he is four times older than his brother Robert. How old Tom would be when he is twice as old as his brother?

It might take ages for you to solve this but if you have got the trick, you can solve in a minute. If Tom is 16 years old and he is 4 times older than his brother Robert, then currently his brother’s age would be 16/ 4 = 4. So Tom is 12 years older than his brother. So he will be 24 when his brother becomes 12!

10. There are about 13 caves arranged in a circle, and one of these caves has a treasure of each day the treasure keepers can move the treasure to the adjacent caves or keep it in the same cave. Every two-day, treasure keepers visit the place and have enough time to enter any two caves of their choice. So how do the treasure seekers can find a treasure in minimum possible days?

If one of the treasure seeker moves clockwise every day and the other seeker moves anti-clock wise, they will find the treasure in minimum seven days.

11. Brothers and sisters I have none but this man’s father is my father’s son? Who is the man?

My son!

12. There are six drinking glasses standing in a row, with first three full of juice and the next three empty. How can you arrange those glasses so empty and full glasses alternate by moving only one glass?

Pouring the second glass in the fifth one will help to arrange them in an alternative way!

13. A red house is made of red bricks; a blue house is made up of blue bricks then what does the green house made up of?

Not green bricks but glasses! Remember Green House in Environmental Studies.

14. Explain how five minus two equal 4

Look at the letters! Take out two letters f and e from five and you are left with roman number iv.

15. If you have a piece of paper that has a thickness of 0.1 mm, how many times you have to fold the paper in half to become tall enough to reach the moon?

The thickness of paper gets double after every fold. In order to reach a height of the moon, you require only 42 folds of paper as it will cover the distance of 4,39,804 km.

16. A man predicts that he can predict the exact score of every football game before it begins, and he is always right, how come?

He predicts the score before match begins which is always 0-0.

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