Problem of the Week: Surveying Mathematics Problems

An old deed describes two corner monuments as being 18 rods apart. The monuments are recovered and found to be 300 ft apart. What is the difference between the two measurements?

(A) 0.25 rod

 (B) 1 yd

(C) 1 m

(D) 2 ft

The answer is (B).

This is problem 7(1-1) 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.