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Fun and Games: July 20

July 20, 2010
Joke of the Week: Chief is at a Wedding
Problem of the Week: Advanced Mathematics: Quadratic Equations

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 ornekianl@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: Chief is at a Wedding

A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street. "But officer," the man began, "I can explain."

"Just be quiet," snapped the officer. "I'm going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back."

"But, officer, I just wanted to say,"

"And I said to keep quiet! You're going to jail!"

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, "Lucky for you that the chief is at his daughter's wedding. He'll be in a good mood when he gets back."

"Don't count on it," answered the fellow in the cell. "I'm the groom."

Source: 
www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Advanced Mathematics: Quadratic Equations

The owner of a rectangular parcel that is 50 ft by 200 ft wishes to double the area of the lot. She wants to acquire a strip of land to add to the end of the lot and another strip of exactly the same width to add to the side of the lot. Which of the following widths will accomplish the goal?

A. 35.07 ft.
B. 37.12 ft.
C. 40.00 ft.
D. 52.76 ft.

This is problem 5 (2-1) 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