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Fun and Games: November 22

November 22, 2010
Joke of the Week: Purchasing a Turkey

Problem of the Week: Surveying Instruments and Procedures Problems

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 zielinskil@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: Purchasing a Turkey

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.

She asked a stock boy, "Do these turkeys get any bigger?"

The stock boy replied, "No ma'am, they're dead." 

Source: www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Surveying Instruments and Procedures Problems

Which of the following statements is true of plane surveying?

(A) Plane surveying disregards the curvature of the earth.

(B) As the size of the area increases, the accuracy and precision of the plane surveying decreases.

(C) The term plane surveying is reserved for surveys whose results are expressed in state plane coordinates.

(D) Both A and B are true.

This is problem 1 (6-1) 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

For answers - www.pobonline.com/Articles/Fun_Games_Answers