Another addition to the killer interview questions collection: How many dollars' worth of hamburgers are sold in China each day?
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Applied Predictive Technologies CEO Anthony Bruce tells Business Insider he favours this question as a means of testing a candidate's analytical skills. The point is not to come up with the actual answer, but to explain the factors you would need to consider (how often hamburgers would be eaten, how that might vary between rural and urban areas, and how much they would sell for).
The obvious smart-aleck answer is "I would use Google to find out", but that's not likely to get you very far, since the data either may not exist online or may only be in a language you don't understand. (If Mandarin is one of your skills, then by all means bring that up).
How would you answer the question?