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Back when Microsoft was doing those obscure job interview questsions like "how much does a 747 weigh", this was my solution, measure the deflection of the tires and the PSI to calculate weight. Apparently the answers they were looking for were more along the lines of "put the plane on an aircraft carrier in a lake and measure the water displacement" <shrug>

Lol, my question to that would have been how do you get the 747 on the aircraft carrier?

That's actually a harder question than getting the weight of one... which makes the entire exercise ridiculous.

Ha! Maybe they couldn't figure out whether your answer was valid?

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