## Interest

on Aug 18, 2011

# Stumblers Who Commented On This Page

## nexon

### nexon

Well, it's not really a math problem, and line#2 is not a valid equation. The dots "." in line #2 obviously don't represent "multiply" or any other math operation; they are literal dots. The "X10" at the end is ambiguous: it actually means "times 10". The correct answer is: 01.876.8000. (The answer I got was: 01.(876).(800)2410)

On the other hand, if it's really a computer puzzle, then what's the significance of the colon before the equals in line #2? What computer language would this be correct syntax? Pascal? DCL?

## SpiralSD

### SpiralSD

I didn't try, but that looked kinda easy....

## sheela233

### sheela233

give me a few more years of studying maths and i might just phone them up

## andyvillage

### andyvillage

uhhh I would assume a difficult problem would be one you couldn't just enter into any basic calculator...

## verrin

### verrin

I don't think they're computer engineers themselves, so they don't know what a real problem looks like.

## pickmeapart

### Chris

oh look it's 5th grade algebra just plug in those numbers

## KingOfSporkdom

### KingOfSporkdom

Good idea, but poorly executed.

## JJGantus

### JJGantus

Im pretty sure stumping people wasnt the purpose of this.

## gedwards88

### gedwards88

Not exactly difficult.

## Ririchan

### Riyo

Yeah, that's not difficult. I am not a computer engineer, or anything related to math, and I could solve that. GRADE 12 MATH FTW (that's the last time I took math).

## eccentrix

### Mat

Why don't they use a difficult problem for the test?

## CriminalAnarchis

## R.J.

pretty sure basic solving algebra doesn't qualify you as a computer engineer who likes to solve "difficult problems", it makes you a computer engineer who likes to solve algebra problems