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Problem: Public Land Survey System: The Solar CompassGunter’s chain was invented by Thomas Gunter in eighteenth century England. The instrument was used in public land surveys throughout the nineteenth century. These chains tended to increase in length with extended use. Why?
(A) The constant repairs required by frequent breaks
(B) The elasticity of the materials from which the chains were made
(C) The wearing down of the links and the rings that joined them together
(D) All of the above
This is problem 12(5-6) from the new second edition of 1001 Solved Surveying Problems by Jan Van Sickle. Reprinted with permission from 1001 Solved Surveying Problems by Jan Van Sickle (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.