Startup: Job Application

au-air-force-engineeringThis is an actual screen shot from the Australian Air Force’s web site.

Post answers in the comments below and maybe we can all join together!


  • Number_Six


  • Baron Von Danger

    07 3333 2306

  • 13 19 01

    • That is the correct interpretation of "below."

  • SSurfer321


  • OA5599
  • ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

    Looks like they are screening more for good eye sight than anything else.

  • Devin

    While I haven't done complicated math in ages, don't you need to know the values of X and Y in order to get a number from that?

    • No, it looks like they've written it so that each term either explicitly defines the limits of its variables or makes use of an identity so that the term cancels itself, but I'm not going to track down each identity just to check their math. I'm a geologist.

      • ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

        Right, like the expression in the first set of parens fourth line down is 0 cause that series is the Maclaurin expansion of cosine (assuming the squiggles my eyes can't make out are what I expect). And that 0 times anything is 0 as well. It's all first year calc. But for some of the terms I can't make out the small glyphs and I do need to really know for some of them.

  • 789-

    It's right there next to that alphabet soup. If you think you have what it takes to be a math major, go ahead and solve, but an Engineer can follow instructions, and the instructions say call the number below. 789-456-1230 are the only numbers I see below.

    • ˏ♂ˊ mzs zsm msz esq

      Clever, but Australian phone numbers look like (xx) xxxx-xxxx but the (xx) can only start 0 or 1. I say it has to be 867-5309 instead.

  • Toxic Avenger

    That is unsolvable,am I in the Australian Air Force now?

    • Deartháir

      Congratulations, Colonel Avenger!