Google Recruiting: The GLAT

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  1. janey macrumors 603

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    yeah, i got one in my Mensa magazine last month, it's pretty funny. my favorite question is "This space is left blank. Improve upon it." I considered sending it in, but it's been years since my programming days-- i don't have what it takes. Still, great recruiting technique.

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    I can't believe someone got the question:

    How the dickens did anyone get this? Where did they get the numbers? I was still trying to figure out what they were asking! :(
     
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    Its a common thing in Games magazine. Every letter maps to a different digit, a simple substitution cypher. Then you have to work out what combination of numbers yields a valid solution. A brute force attack is generally the way to solve it. After all there are only 10! combinations ;)
     
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    3 1 2 2 1 1
    1 3 1 1 2 2 2 1
    1 1 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 1
    3 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 2 2 1
     
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    ^^Yeah, I got that one as well.

    And by brute force method, you mean guess and check? ;)

    Actually, I think you'd be able to write a progam to solve that, easily.
     
  8. janey thread starter macrumors 603

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    you know they do (or did, dunno) have questions like that on the SAT I. Except its much easier. Like AB + 9C = 1E3, no two letters can have the same value, et cetera.
     
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    You know - it's at times like this that I realise my brain has turned to mush.

    I did algebra and calculus at school etc - I got an A grade. I could look at some of these problems and figure out an equation to solve em etc.

    I looked at my cousin's basic calculus paper the other day, gobbledegook...
     
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    Brute force is programming technique where you plug in every allowable combination until you find one that works.
     

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