Thursday, January 27, 2022|
|Simple Math Problem |
Date: Sent Friday, January 7, 2022
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A business man was interviewing applicants for the position of divisional manager. He devised a simple test to select the most suitable person for the
job. He asked each applicant the question, "What is two and two?"
The first interviewee was a journalist. His answer was "Twenty-two."
The second applicant was an engineer. He pulled out a slide rule and showed the answer to be between 3.999 and 4.001.
The next person was a lawyer. He stated that in the case of Jenkins v Commissioner of Stamp Duties, two and two was proven to be four.
The last applicant was an accountant. The business man asked him, "How much is two and two?"
The accountant got up from his chair, went over to the door and closed it then came back and sat down. He leaned across the desk and said in a low
"How much do you want it to be?"
He got the job.
Received from Steve Sanderson.