I am scheduled for a 2nd interview with a company called LogicManager with the CEO (small startup). Glassdoor provided a sample question that may be asked, “How many Christmas trees are cut down every year in the US?” Does anyone have any recommendations on best practices to answering these types of questions? Thank you!

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Typically these types of questions are presented so they can see your critical thinking skills and how you break down problems.

If someone asked me that off the cuff, I'd start by saying:
Assume the US population is 325 million.
Assume 60% of US population is Christian.
Assume that average US family size is 2.5 people.
That gets you to 78 million families. Of those families, assume some use reusable trees, can't afford a tree... Maybe 10%.

So you're left with 70+million, without taking others into account (businesses, public buildings, etc) and you can get a realistic margin of error.

I don't the intent is to get to the correct answer, but show that you can tackle an unknown problem off the cuff with a well thought strategy that cna be tested and adjusted.

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This is freaking brilliant. If I was asked a question like that and hadn't prepared for it, I would be like say what?

FYI this "start up" is 17 years old, and smaller than when I joined 3 years ago (I have since left). Don't ignore the red flags and take the negative reviews on Glassdoor seriously.

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