estimate/guesstimate Case Interview Questions & Answers

How Many Gallons of Ice Cream Sold in U.S. Each Year?

Case Type: estimate, guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory first round job interview.
Industry Coverage: food and beverages.

Case Interview Question #00579: How many gallons of ice cream are sold in the United States each year?

Possible Solution:

To answer this kind of estimation or guesstimate cases, the candidate can either work from the supply side, or work from the demand side, or from… Read the rest

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How Many Horses Are There In The U.S.A.?

Case Type: estimate, guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: Monitor Group first round job interview.
Industry Coverage: sports, leisure, recreation.

Case Interview Question #00575: How many horses are there in the United States of America?

Possible Answer:

Answering this estimation or guesstimate type of case question requires asking a number of sub-questions (SQ) first. To estimate the number of horses in the U.S., the following sub-questions and… Read the rest

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How Many Basketballs are Purchased by NBA Each Year?

Case Type: estimate, guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: Accenture first round job interview.
Industry Coverage: sports, leisure, recreation.

Case Interview Question #00574: The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the preeminent men’s professional basketball league in North America. With thirty franchised member clubs (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), the NBA is widely considered to be the premier men’s professional basketball league in the… Read the rest

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Will You Prepay for Rental Car Gas or Fill Tank Up Yourself?

Case Type: estimation, guesstimate.
Consulting Firm: Analysis Group first round job interview.
Industry Coverage: consulting, HR, business services; oil, gas & petroleum industry.

Case Interview Question #00559: I (the interviewer, a consultant at management consulting firm) travel a lot for client work and always have to rent a car after I fly to client site. Last week when I was picking up the… Read the rest

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