“A screwdriver and a screw together cost $2.20. The screwdriver costs $2 more than the screw. How much does the screw cost?”
Oddball question, sure. It seems like it should be easy. But most people will come to a quick and incorrect answer: 20 cents.
The correct answer is actually 10 cents.
“This question has … everything to do with listening, reading, and whether the new hire will challenge basic facts and directions,” Mark Anderson, CEO of Complete Express Foods, LLC explained. “Those that still argue [after it’s been explained], you immediately end the interview and wish them success at another company.”