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Fun & Games: November 26

November 26, 2007
Joke of the Week: Bathroom Scales
Problem: Units: Definitions and Conversions
Cool Link of the Week: MostlyMaps.com


Joke of the Week: Bathroom Scales

Two kids were closely examining bathroom scales on display at the department store.
"Have you ever seen one of these before?" one asked.
"Yeah, my mom and dad have one," the other replied.
"What's it for?" asked the first boy.
"I don't know," the second boy answered. "I think you stand on it and it makes you mad."

Problem: Units: Definitions and Conversions

A property owner from overseas writes to his surveyor with instructions concerning a survey. One of the instructions says, “Please be certain that the property has at least 4 hectares.” What is a hectare?

(A) A large shade tree with gray bark
(B) A type of concrete monument
(C) A category of easements
(D) A measure of area

Come back next week for the solution!

This is problem 4(1-3) 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: MostlyMaps.com

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