Joke of the Week: Dueling Barbers

Problem of the Week: Advanced Mathematical Problems


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 tosowal@bnpmedia.com.

Joke of the Week

A new hair salon opened up for business right across the street from the old established hair cutters' place.

They put up a big bold sign which read:

"WE GIVE SEVEN DOLLAR HAIR CUTS!"

Not to be outdone, the old Master Barber put up his own sign:

"WE FIX SEVEN DOLLAR HAIR CUTS"

Source:www.justcleanjokes.com

Problem of the Week

The owner of a rectangular parcel that is 50 ft by 200 ft wishes to double the area of the lot. She wants to acquire a strip of land to add to the end of the lot and another strip of exactly the same width to add to the side of the lot. Which of the following widths will accomplish the goal?

A. 35.07 ft.
B. 37.12 ft.
C. 40.00 ft.
D. 52.76 ft.

This is problem 5 (2-1) 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 visitwww.ppi2pass.com