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Fun and Games: June 27

June 27, 2011
Joke of the Week: Improved Muffins

Problem of the Week: Spiral Curves

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

A Mother tried a new recipe for corn-bread muffins using fresh corn. After tasting one, her seven-year-old son made no comment.

"Honey," she asked, "did you notice anything different about my muffins?"

"Yeah, Mom," he replied. "They're not burned."

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

A spiral curve, as used in surveying, is

(A) also known as a compound circular curve

(B) a hyperbolic curve in the horizontal plane

(C) a loxodrome

(D) a curve with a uniformly varying radius

This is problem 34 (2-8) 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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