Formula needed

Discussion in 'Probability and Statistics' started by Crispy10, Nov 21, 2015.

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    Crispy10

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    I recently had to take a "Critical Thinking" test during a job interview. One of the questions I couldn't get was something similar to this:

    A shaft is sticking out of the water 7'
    1/2 of the shaft is buried in the ground
    1/3 of the shaft is in the water

    What is the total length of the shaft?

    Any input to this question would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You
     
    Crispy10, Nov 21, 2015
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    kmcandy14

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    Wait, wouldn't that mean that it's just 14''? Since half of it is in the ground, and 7'' are in the air? Or am I missing something? What was the correct answer? Did they tell you?

    Again, sorry this was so late!!
     
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