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Fun and Games: September 24

September 24, 2007
Joke: The CEO's First Day
Problem: Problem: Surveying Mathematics: Trigonometry
Cool Link: Federal Base Network Surveys

Joke of the Week: The CEO's First Day

A large flywheel company, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. This new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers. On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business!

The new CEO walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, "How much money do you make a week?"

A little surprised, the young fellow looked at him and replied, "I make $300.00 a week. Why?"

The CEO then handed the guy $1,200 in cash and screamed, "Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back." Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that goof-off did here?"

From across the room came a voice, "Pizza delivery guy from Domino's."



Problem: Surveying Mathematics: Trigonometry

In an equilateral triangle, what is the since of half of any one of the interior angles?
 
(A) 0.866
(B) 1.000
(C) 0.707
(D) 0.500
 
Come back next week for the solution!
This is problem 12(1-8) 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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