# Fun and Games: December 20

December 20, 2010
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Joke of the Week: I want to see something really cheap

Problem of the Week: Map Types and Symbols

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 fujiwaras@bnpmedia.com.

## Joke of the Week

After being away on business for a week before Christmas, Tom thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift.

"How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk. She showed him a bottle costing \$50.

"That's a bit much," said Tom, so she returned with a smaller bottle for \$30.

"Thats still quite a bit," Tom groused.

Growing disgusted, the clerk brought out a tiny \$15 bottle.

Tom grew agitated, "What I mean," he said, "is I'd like to see something real cheap."

So the clerk handed him a mirror.

Source: www.ahajokes.com

## Problem of the Week

Which of the following statements does NOT correctly describe a difference between a map and a plat?

(A) A plat may function as a legal description of the land it represents in lieu of a written description. A map rarely fulfills such a function.

(B) A plat is more likely to show property boundaries than is a map. A map’s emphasis is more often on physical features.

(C) A map may contain omissions or generalizations of particular physical features. A plat generally shows all data necessary to accurately represent the land it delineates.

(D) A map is more likely to show dimensional data than is a plat. A plat usually is intended for uses where distances and quantities are determined by scaling.

This is problem 1 (10-1) 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

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