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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by Bogoradwee » January 29th, 2010, 1:44 pm

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jazzy009 wrote:If you are given a map and you're supposed to estimate the area, what should you use?
Apparently transparencies aren't allowed. Meh, my teammates would like to know.

A ruler?

Anyways, does anybody have any hard tests? Say, from nats last year, or states (preferably a competitive state?) or a really competitive invitational? Say, Bishop Foley (since bogoradwee got 9th with 25.2%, I'm assuming it was hard)? I'd really like to take those. Put them on the test exchange.
sure, i'll post it on monday, seeing as that's the next time i'll be at school. at least i think i got a 25.2%... it just said 25.2 on it, so i assumed that it was a percentage
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by winneratlife » January 29th, 2010, 6:07 pm

Bogoradwee wrote:
winneratlife wrote:
jazzy009 wrote:If you are given a map and you're supposed to estimate the area, what should you use?
Apparently transparencies aren't allowed. Meh, my teammates would like to know.

A ruler?

Anyways, does anybody have any hard tests? Say, from nats last year, or states (preferably a competitive state?) or a really competitive invitational? Say, Bishop Foley (since bogoradwee got 9th with 25.2%, I'm assuming it was hard)? I'd really like to take those. Put them on the test exchange.
sure, i'll post it on monday, seeing as that's the next time i'll be at school. at least i think i got a 25.2%... it just said 25.2 on it, so i assumed that it was a percentage
Great, thanks a ton.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by evbassboy13 » February 1st, 2010, 10:11 am

winneratlife wrote:
jazzy009 wrote:If you are given a map and you're supposed to estimate the area, what should you use?
Apparently transparencies aren't allowed. Meh, my teammates would like to know.

A ruler?

Anyways, does anybody have any hard tests? Say, from nats last year, or states (preferably a competitive state?) or a really competitive invitational? Say, Bishop Foley (since bogoradwee got 9th with 25.2%, I'm assuming it was hard)? I'd really like to take those. Put them on the test exchange.
I don't think rulers are allowed (I don't have the rules handy, though, so I could be wrong). When I did it a couple invites ago, the proctor said we couldn't use rulers, and transparencies could be disallowed because they could be seen as rulers. We argued that they weren't rulers because there was no scale, so he switched it up and said they weren't paper. Thoughts? I'm one of Jazzy's teammates, by the way - though I'm not doing RS anymore.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by Flavorflav » February 1st, 2010, 10:16 am

2. a and b say five sheets of paper and a non-graphing calculator. No other resources are permitted.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by evbassboy13 » February 1st, 2010, 10:16 am

Flavorflav wrote:Five sheets of paper and a non-graphing calculator. No other resources are permitted.
Thought so. So how are you guys measuring areas on maps?

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by Bogoradwee » February 1st, 2010, 11:34 am

evbassboy13 wrote:
Flavorflav wrote:Five sheets of paper and a non-graphing calculator. No other resources are permitted.
Thought so. So how are you guys measuring areas on maps?
Maybe you should get really good at estimating lengths? It's also a possibility that rulers could be provided.
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by Earthsci_dude » February 1st, 2010, 5:22 pm

Bogoradwee wrote:
evbassboy13 wrote:
Flavorflav wrote:Five sheets of paper and a non-graphing calculator. No other resources are permitted.
Thought so. So how are you guys measuring areas on maps?
Maybe you should get really good at estimating lengths? It's also a possibility that rulers could be provided.

i drew a ruler on the edge of one of my sheets...
although so far every time i've needed one the event sup provided a ruler
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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by crazyredhead42 » February 1st, 2010, 5:39 pm

I've had a ruler provided for me each time I've needed it.

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by winneratlife » February 1st, 2010, 5:48 pm

evbassboy13 wrote:
winneratlife wrote:
jazzy009 wrote:If you are given a map and you're supposed to estimate the area, what should you use?
Apparently transparencies aren't allowed. Meh, my teammates would like to know.

A ruler?

Anyways, does anybody have any hard tests? Say, from nats last year, or states (preferably a competitive state?) or a really competitive invitational? Say, Bishop Foley (since bogoradwee got 9th with 25.2%, I'm assuming it was hard)? I'd really like to take those. Put them on the test exchange.
I don't think rulers are allowed (I don't have the rules handy, though, so I could be wrong). When I did it a couple invites ago, the proctor said we couldn't use rulers, and transparencies could be disallowed because they could be seen as rulers. We argued that they weren't rulers because there was no scale, so he switched it up and said they weren't paper. Thoughts? I'm one of Jazzy's teammates, by the way - though I'm not doing RS anymore.
So what weird region are you guys in? It seems totally unreasonable that a proctor would make you measure a distance without a ruler or transparencies. You could draw a ruler on your sheets, but still... What's the point of not allowing rulers? Is "estimating distances" in the event parameters?

EDIT: Bogoradwee... where's the test?

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Re: Remote Sensing C

Post by crazyredhead42 » February 1st, 2010, 5:53 pm

It's required in the rules that the Test proctors MUST provide a ruler if a ruler will be needed for any part of the competition.
I've personally never had to draw a PDG to answer any of the test questions. :?

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