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 sowal@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week: What will you do for golf?

Four married guys go golfing on Sunday. During the 3rd hole the following conversation ensued: 

First Guy: "Man, you have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out golfing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in the house next weekend." 

Second Guy: "That's nothing, I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool." 

Third Guy: "Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her." 

They continue to play the hole when they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word. So they ask him. "You haven't said anything about what you had to do to be able to come golfing this weekend. What's the deal?" 

Fourth Guy: "I don't want to talk about it. Let's just say that the foundation for the new house is being poured next Tuesday."  

Source: www.ahajokes.com

Problem of the Week: Project Management Problems

Which of the following statements concerning fees is not correct?  

A. The liability incurred by a surveyor is proportional to the fee that the client is charged.
B. In determining the fee to be charged, it is proper to consider whether the work is for a regular client.
C. In determining the fee to be charged, it is proper to consider the amount of liability involved.
D. In determining the fee to be charged, it is proper to consider the usual charges for similar work.

This is problem 2 (12-1) 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