Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Microsoft Interview Question : Polar Bear
One of the most asked and well known microsoft interview question is that of the walking bear.The question is still asked because a lot of people have either not heard of it or most of them don't know the correct solution yet.
If a bear walks one mile south, turns left and walks one mile to the east and then turns left again and walks one mile north and arrives at its original position, what is the color of the bear.
Well,from the very framing of the question it is evident that we r talking about the poles,and all polar bears are white.You can also very well argue that any bear or man walking the same path will reach the same starting position if he is at north
pole.The question can also be extended and that's what we are interested in.
The question is how many such points exists on the surface of the globe.
Well,whats your answer,is it one or infinity