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.

The answer is (A).

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 visit www.ppi2pass.com