A ball and bat cost Rs 110. The bat costs one hundred more than the ball. What does the ball cost?
Answer it now. Tell the answer to yourself.
What does the ball cost?
If your answer is Rs 10. You are wrong. Read the question again and solve the answer.
Do it, I will wait.
Do it before going ahead.
The answer is five? Have you figured it?
Let the value of ball be x and then the value of bat is 100+x
Ball + Bat = 110
x + (100 + x) = 110
Solve for x!
What does this prove?
If your answer was 10, it proves you took the path of least resistance or least effort.
A simple mental effort would have lead you to the right answer, but we choose the least effort path.
This is what happens when you are answering a question in your interview? You just start answering without giving much thought on what is being asked and what should be your reply.
This is what happens when you are asked to send in your resume for a requirement?
You take a quick look at the content of your resume and shoot it without a slight mental effort of making it stand out.
This simple puzzle highlights that. I don't know about you but i will always remember this puzzle.
Ps: if you have registered for the aesiaa job fair, please send in your resume as soon as possible, refer to the previous post on http://my-aesi.blogspot.com for details.