In an interview for the position, the Microsoft recruiter apparently said to the interviewee: “OK, so one last question. A right triangle has a hypotenuse equal to ten and an altitude to the hypotenuse equal to six. Find the area of the triangle.”
Setting aside the cruelty of launching a geometry question right at the close of an interview, the equation is actually impossible to solve – a triangle with those measurements cannot exist, according to the Metro.
The publication reports the candidate as then saying to the recruiter: “You are just messing up with my brain to make me think otherwise, so that I would commit an error with this trivial question.”
Apparently he was not offered the job.