The shortlist of applicants includes a mathematician, a physicist, an engineer, and an accountant.
To begin each interview, the representative from HR poses a simple math problem to warm up the candidates. What is 45+18?
The mathematician immediately responds “63”.
The physicist responds “63, plus or minus 5%”.
The engineer thinks for a moment and responds “63, but for safety, let’s call it 70”.
The accountant shuts the door, checks over his shoulder, leans in close to the desk, and whispers “how much do you want it to be?“