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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » April 11th, 2010, 5:05 pm

Are there any trig formulas we need to know?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » April 11th, 2010, 5:47 pm

dont think so. also, i could not find anywhere anything about PLSS on highway maps.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby matthew8817 » April 12th, 2010, 11:32 am

How do you study for something non-existent?! i dont even think that there are even sector on highway maps.
My partner and i had the same problem on a practice test. turns out there was a chart on the back of that map that told information about some state parks on the map, acres and all. I would be sure to check there.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby zyzzyva980 » April 12th, 2010, 12:49 pm

If it's not on the front, always check the back.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » April 12th, 2010, 6:50 pm

the other side was another state map.
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Postby zyzzyva980 » April 12th, 2010, 6:56 pm

On the Kansas map, and several others, there are more detailed maps of cities and other information on the back.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby eyeball138 » April 13th, 2010, 3:31 am

State highway maps usually either have two full size state highway maps, one on each side. Or, they have one full state highway map on one side, and on the other side, a number of inset maps which focus in on a city, metropolitan area, or region, and quite a bit of other information (although some of this information could be on the front as well).

The way you paraphrased the question, Jocool, doesn't really make too much sense, but I get the feeling that there was information somewhere near Pierre Township about the size of it. PLSS really shouldn't have anything to do with the question. Although technically PLSS still exists if you're looking at a state highway map in one of the 30 states that uses PLSS, it is not drawn on state highway maps. If a question similar to that comes up at a competition, I would definitely ask about it.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby GoNerdHerd » April 13th, 2010, 12:48 pm

Does anybody know the usual test format/questions for this event? I found some old tests where the questions just said 41NE and stuff like that. :)
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby Jocool » April 13th, 2010, 5:45 pm

i also had a question on a practice test today where it asked waht the scale of a highway map was. it said 1:630,000 it didn't say that anywhere, and that is also not even highway scale format. any explanations?
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Re: Road Scholar B

Postby smarticle13 » April 18th, 2010, 7:13 am

those two numbers are probably from the same unit

ex. 1ft-630,000ft

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