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Problem of the Week: Public Land Surveying System Problems: History of Public Lands
Each week, we present a surveying problem for you to solve from the third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"), 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 ornekianl@bnpmedia.
Joke of the Week: It's the Thought That Counts
'I'd like to be six again,' she replied, still looking in the mirror.
So on the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms, and then took her to Six Flags theme park.
Five hours later, they staggered out of the theme park. Her head was reeling, and her stomach felt upside-down.
Then, it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop, and her favorite candy, M&M's.
Finally, she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.
He leaned over his wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, 'Well dear, what was it like being six again?'
Slowly opening her eyes, she looked up at her loving husband, and with a sweet smile, she said, 'Honey, I enjoyed this day more than you know, and I love you very much. But what I really meant was my dress size.'
The moral of the story: Even when a man is listening, he's still gonna get it wrong.
Problem of the Week: Public Land Surveying System Problems: History of Public LandsWhich of the following authorities supervised the first surveys of public lands?
A. the General Land Office
B. the Act of February 11, 1805
C. the Virginia Charter
D. the Land Ordinance Act
This is problem 2 (5-1) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com