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Fun and Games: July 28

July 28, 2011
Joke of the Week: Timex and Rolex

Problem of the Week: Public Land Surveying System Descriptions

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 fujiwaras@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week

At the dog park, a lady had two rather large rottweiler dogs. On being asked the dogs' names by another park visitor she replied, "one is called Timex and the other Rolex."

"Wow, those are some strange names for dogs!" the visitor replied.

"Not really," the dog owner replied, "they're watch dogs."

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

In researching a chain of title, a surveyor finds that land patented in a particular township in 1919 as an aliquot part is now designated by the tract number 37. An official resurvey of the township was conducted in 1980. The type of survey was

(A) a retracement

(B) a dependent resurvey

(C) a contract survey

(D) an independent resurvey

This is problem 34 (7-6) 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.

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