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Fun and Games: August 13

August 13, 2007
Joke: Speeding Registration
Problem: Public Land Surveying System: The Reestablishment of Corners
Cool Link: Trails Illustrated

Joke of the Week: Speeding Registration

On a long drive from Virginia, one man thought he was traveling at a reasonable speed, but the flashing blue lights in his rear-view mirror made him realize that he’d been over the limit. The man handed the officer his license and made small talk while his wife dug through the glove compartment for the registration.

"I'm usually very careful about my speed," the man told the officer as his wife handed over the paperwork.

The officer studied it and then gave it back. "Sir," he said gruffly, "this is not your registration."

It was a warning ticket he had received for speeding in Florida.

Problem: Public Land Surveying System: The Reestablishment of Corners

Which of the following lost corners would be resored by single proportionate measurement?

(A) a lost quarter section corner on a township boundary
(B) a lost quarter section corner on a section line within a township
(C) a lost meander corner
(D) none of the above

Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 104(5-65) 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 .

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Cool Link of the Week: Trails Illustrated

Check out National Geographic’s topographic recreation maps-and start planning your summer adventures!

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