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Imagine you were tasked with estimating the number of pigeons in New York City. How would you approach this problem?

**1. Critical Thinking :**Ability to analyze a problem and identify logical approaches to estimating a figure that is not readily available.**2. Problem Solving :**Demonstrates the candidate’s capacity to tackle unusual problems and think outside the box to find solutions.**3. Estimation :**Shows how the candidate handles uncertainty and approximates with limited data.**4. Creativity :**Reflects the candidate's ability to come up with imaginative and innovative ways to address a problem.

**1. Evaluating Analytical Skills :**The question is designed to evaluate how a candidate breaks down a complex, undefined problem.**2. Assessing Problem-Solving Approach :**This determines if the candidate can create a coherent plan to solve a problem despite having incomplete information.**3. Understanding Comfort with Ambiguity :**The question tests a candidate's ability to remain poised when faced with a question that has no clear, definitive answer.**4. Judging Quantitative Thinking :**It provides insight into a candidate's ability to deal with numbers and perform rough calculations if necessary.

**1. Consider area and population :**Start with thinking about the size of New York City and the density of pigeons in urban areas.**2. Discuss your thought process :**Articulate your reasoning as you work through the problem, showing how you manage complex tasks.**3. Familiarize with comparable scenarios :**Having an understanding of similar estimation problems can demonstrate your ability to relate and adapt previous knowledge to new challenges.

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Problem Solving

Pressure Management

Roles:

Entry Level Sales Representative

Companies:

Google

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