Problem of the Week: Field Notes

When a number has been recorded in a field book in error, the correction of the entry is best accomplished by which of the following procedures?

(A) erasing the error and rewriting

(B) writing the correct number over the error

(C) voiding the entire page

(D) drawing a line through the error and rewriting the proper value above

The answer is (D).

This is problem 6 (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.