# Fun & Games: May 19

May 19, 2008
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Joke of the Week: Celebrity Quotes
Problem: Corners, Monuments and Accessories

Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems" by Jan Van Sickle, PLS, 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: Celebrity Quotes

"I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with." - Stevie Wonder

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees." - Jason Kidd

"People think we make \$3 million and \$4 million a year. They don't realize that most of us only make \$500,000." - baseball player Pete Incaviglia, 1990

"I'm the best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be!" - Bret Hart

"Ninety percent of the game is half mental." - Jim Wohford

## Problem: Corners, Monuments and Accessories

The principle behind the use of double proportionate measurement in the restoration of lost corners in the public land system is best defined by which of the following statements?

(A) Monuments and corners are the same.
(B) Distance is superior to direction.
(C) Original measurements are nearly always incorrect.
(D) Modern surveying instruments can correct mistakes of the past.

This is problem 63(5-38) 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 .

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