How Smart Do You Have To Be To Work For Google?

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It’s Friday and thought to put a fun blog post up. I stumbled upon some questions which were published by Google as a recruiting tool. Now, I’m not sure how old/new these questions are that were published, but most likely still used. Answers are provided in Bold.

1) Solve this cryptic equation, realizing of course that value for M and E could be interchanged. No leading zeros are allowed: WWWDOT – GOOGLE = DOTCOM

Answers: 777589 – 188106 = 589483 or 777589 – 188103 = 589486

2) How many different ways can you color an icosahedron with one of three colors on each face?

Answer: 58,130,055

3) Which of the following expresses Google’s over-arching philosophy?
a) I’m feeling lucky
b) Don’t be evil
c) Oh, I already fixed that
d) You should never be more than 50 feet from food
e) All of the above

Answer: b

Wonder about some benefits?
– Free cafeteria meals
– On-site dry cleaning
– Coin-free laundry room
– Free annual ski trip
– Dog-friendly offices
– On-site doctor and dentist
– Free commuter shuttle service to several Bay Area locations

Still interested? Then what are you waiting for? Apply at Google now!

Pablo Palatnik is Managing Partner of eTrend Media Group, which specializes in Pay-Per-Click Management & Social Media Optimization.

Pablo Palatnik
Pablo Palatnik is the author of the blog PalatnikFactor, focusing on all things Online Marketing and Search Engine Optimization specialist for Fortune3, a shopping cart software company by online retailers, for online retailers.
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  • Salman Siddiqui

    How smart?

    Toooo smart. They need people with 10 brains. And you know, I got 11 😉

    The questions were interesting and I am sure Google has many more of those kinds to trick the brains which they choose.

  • James Pnl

    Cooooooooool! What about other smart questions?

  • CarstenCumbrowski

    “How do you feel?”

  • Rüya Tabirleri

    i feel good 🙂

  • CarstenCumbrowski

    Rüya, great, you are hired hehe

  • PR

    I think someone’s pulling your leg with these questions 😉

  • greg

    No leg pulling – those are indeed legitimate questions, taken directly from the Google Labs Aptitude Test. Check out the full test here –