Problem of the Week: Geographical Coordinates and their Elements

Which of the following terms describes a great circle on which every point is equidistant from the north and the south pole?

(A) the prime meridian

(B) the hour circle

(C) the Tropic of Capricorn

(D) the terrestrial equator

The answer is (D).

This is problem 11 (4-2) 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.