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Fun and Games: June 7

June 7, 2010
Joke of the Week: A Walking Economy
Problem of the Week: Computer Operations Problems: Order of Arithmetic Operations

Joke of the Week: A Walking Economy

This guy is walking with his friend, who happens to be a psychologist. He says to this friend, "I'm a walking economy."

The friend asks, "How so?"

"My hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation, and both of these together are putting me into a deep depression!" 

Source: www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Computer Operations Problems: Order of Arithmetic Operations

A computer's compiler uses the rules of precedence to specify the order in which operators should be evaluated. Given that the symbol * indicates multiplication, what solution will the computer generate for the calculation shown?

6+8*3

A. 30
B. 42
C. 70
D. 72

This is problem 2 (15-1) 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