Joke of the Week: Unfortunate Bean

Problem of the Week: The Lambert Projection

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

These two green beans were crossing the highway when one of them was hit by a large truck. His buddy scrapes him up and rushes him to the hospital. After hours of surgery the doctor comes in and says "I have good news and bad news."

The green bean starts to rejoice and the doctor says, "The good news is that he's going to live."

"The bad news is he'll be a vegetable for the rest of his life."

Source: www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

Which of the following terms may be correctly applied to the Lambert map projection that is used as the foundation for state plane coordinates in the U.S.?

(A) conformal and conic 

(B) azimuthal and equal-area

(C) cylindrical and conformal

(D) conic and sinusoidal

This is problem 28 (9-4) 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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