The following video is a funny example of how NOT to do math in a case interview. The math question is:
"If you're traveling 80 miles per hour, how long does it take you to travel 80 miles?"
See one person's answer (who by the way should NOT work in consulting).
Note: This video has gone viral on YouTube and has been seen by over 4 million people.
The person featured in the video seems very nice and ernest. Needless to say, the math skills demonstrated aren't strong enough for consulting work. One lesson to take away from all this is to know what you're good at (and not) and build a career around your strengths (not your weaknesses).
What do you think? Post your comments below.