Interview Question: Pizzas and Streetwalkers

Sample Question #14 (brainteaser – logic – deduction)
 
(There are many versions of this type of question. Here are some examples.)
 
1. How many pizzas are consumed every day in the U.S.?
 
2. How many gas stations are there in the U.S.?
 
3. How many cars are stolen every month in the U.S.?
 
4. How many prostitutes do you think work the streets in New York (or London, or L.A., or Shanghai, or Tokyo, or Singapore, …)?
 
5. How many quants are there in the world?
 
6. How many people make their livings on Wall Street?
 
7. How many university graduates try to find a job on Wall Street each year?
 
8. How many tennis balls can you fit in a Boeing 747 (or Airbus A320)?
 
9. How many Yankees fans go to every home game each season? [I was asked this at the last round of my McKinsey interviews]
 
10. How many people in China can speak English? [A little different from the previous nine…]
 
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