Fun & Games: Feb. 18

February 18, 2008
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Joke of the Week: President’s Day Jokes
Problem: Advanced Mathematics: Curve Superelevation
Cool Link of the Week: The HP Calculator Club



Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS, along with some jokes, trivia or other amusing items and a cool link to brighten your day. If you have a joke or link you would like to share, please submit it to lyonsw@bnpmedia.com.

Have fun, and have a great week!


Joke of the Week: President's Day Jokes

Q: Do you know Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?
A: No. I thought he lived in Washington.

Q: Did Lincoln know that the North would win the Civil War?
A: After a while, he just took it for Grant-ed!

Q: What does Abraham Lincoln have in common with a bloodhound?
A: They're both on the (s)cent

Q: Why did George Washington have trouble sleeping?
A: Because he couldn't lie

Q: What do you call George Washington's false teeth?
A: Presidentures

Q: How did George Washington speak to his army?
A: In general terms

 


Problem: Advanced Mathematics: Curve Superelevation

 
When a highway is superelevated around a curve, which statement best describes the usual treatment of the centerline, inner edge, and the outer edge of that curve?

(A)   The inner edge is maintained at grade, the centerline is raised by half of the superelevation, and the outer edge is raised by half of the superelevation.

(B)   The inner edge is lowered by half of the superelevation, the centerline is maintained at grade, and the outer edge is raised by half of the superelevation.

(C)   The inner edge is maintained at grade, the centerline is maintained at grade, and the outer edge is raised by the superelevation distance.

(D)   The inner edge is lowered by the superelevation distance, the centerline is maintained at grade, and the outer edge is maintained at grade.

Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 36(2-41) from the new second edition of  "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (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.

> Click here for last week's question and solution 


Cool Link of the Week: The HP Calculator Club

 
If you own an HP calculator, check out the HP Calculator Club and get exclusive member benefits including: calculator games & applets; PC/Mac screensavers and backgrounds; HP discounts and special offers; HP calculator fonts; custom calculator pouches; and access to the HP calculator forum.

http://h30248.www3.hp.com/calcclub

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