This is a tricky interview question and is a favorite among the interviewers who want to see beyond your logical and analytical skills. The important thing to do with such questions is to give it an earnest try. Try something. Make a guess. People do not expect you to solve these problem within 4-5 minutes. They are interested in you approach. And to develop skills in that, you need to practice problem-solving.
Tricky Interview Question
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. It’s raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus.
An old lady who seems ill and needs to go to the hospital.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing very well that there could only be one passenger in your car?
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Give the car keys to your old friend and let him take the old lady to the hospital. Stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of your dreams.
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