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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by The Architect » March 2nd, 2011, 1:14 pm

(Sigh) He Used The Laptop At The Event Because It Was A Measuring Device. Once The Ruler Was Taped To The Laptop It Was Counted As A Measuring Device. Do You Still Understand :?: If Not, Tell Me What You Don't Understand. Have A Nice Day.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by zyzzyva980 » March 2nd, 2011, 1:34 pm

Shouldn't just the proctor say, "Take the ruler off the laptop, get rid of the laptop, or you'll be DQ'd. I don't find this amusing." That's what I'd say.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by butter side up » March 3rd, 2011, 8:14 am

I agree- and did they simply use the ruler or did they use the laptop to access online databases etc.
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by JSGandora » March 7th, 2011, 12:43 pm

What kind of questions about the Universal Transverse Mercator system will they ask?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by JSGandora » March 9th, 2011, 6:49 pm

In a recent test that I took, it asked for the elevation range of a facility between two contours. Le'ts arbitrarily give these contours elevations of 450 and 460 feet. Would the range be 450-459 or 451-459? If it's the latter, then that must mean that once the land reaches the 450 feet elevation, it cannot plateau right away. If that is so, then how do we show plateaus? The answer key says it's the latter, which bothers me.

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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by JSGandora » March 12th, 2011, 4:29 pm

Okay, I might not be asking my question properly which may be why nobody is responding. Allow me to rephrase my question:

What is the minimum and maximum elevation for any point inside a closed contour and inside a depression contour?

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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by fishman100 » March 13th, 2011, 12:36 pm

When I did RS at the Rustin Invitationals, I didn't remember anything from last year (when i did it for States) and we still got 2nd. :D

So we can use a laptop (including the computer part) if we tape a measuring device to it? Awesome!
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by AlphaTauri » March 14th, 2011, 12:45 pm

fishman100 wrote:So we can use a laptop (including the computer part) if we tape a measuring device to it? Awesome!
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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by JSGandora » March 14th, 2011, 3:25 pm

JSGandora wrote:Okay, I might not be asking my question properly which may be why nobody is responding. Allow me to rephrase my question:

What is the minimum and maximum elevation for any point inside a closed contour and inside a depression contour?
May someone answer my question? States is tomorrow for me. Pleaseeeeeeeeee :shock:

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Re: Road Scholar B

Post by MeteorologyMan » March 14th, 2011, 5:06 pm

The maximum is just under the next contour line's number. If there is a mountain with a closed contour on it, with an elevation of 1000ft, the contour interval is 20ft, and they tell you to give the answer to the nearest foot, the highest elevation should be 1019ft.
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