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- Three steps to doing math questions are:
- 1. Be sure to read the whole question carefully.

2. Read all the answers before you select one.

3. Beware of "all of the above" questions.

- How many square feet in an acre?
- 43,560

- What is the formula for calculating Rate?
- R=I/(PxT)

- What is the formula for calculating Interest?
- I=Px(RxT)

- What is the formula for calculating Time?
- T=I/(RxP)

- What is the formula for calculating the area of a rectangle or a square?
- Width x Depth = Area

- What is the formula for calculating the area of a triangle?
- (Width x Depth)/ 2 = A

- What is the formula for calculating the area of a rectangle or a Trapezoid?
- (Add the two parallel lines x the 3rd line) / 2

- "is" means
- Equals

- "of" means
- times (multiply)

- "what" means
- the unknown "X"

- What direction does the baseline and Township lines run?
- East and West

- What direction dose the meridian and Range lines run?
- North and South

- What are the names of the northern, central and southern intersections points of the baselines?
- Homboldt (northern)

Mt Diablo(central)

San Bernardino (southern)

- What is the size of a township?
- 6 miles each way, north and south (6 miles square)

- What is the area of a township
- 6 miles x 6 miles (36 square miles)

- What is the parimeter of a township?
- 6 miles + 6 miles + 6 miles + 6 miles

(24 miles around)

- How many sectons are in a township?
- 36 each 1 mile

- How are sections numbered?
- 6 5 4 3 2 1

7 8 9 10 11 12

18 17 16 15 14 13

19 20 21 22 23 24

30 29 28 27 26 25

31 32 33 34 35 36

- How far apart are township lines?
- 6 miles

- How far apart are range lines?
- 6 miles

- How big is a section?
- 1 mile square and 1 square mile

- What are the amount of acres in a section?
- 640

- What is the formula for determining the size of a portion of a section?
- Multiply the denominators (bottom figure of a fraction)by each other for each portion and the divide the total into the 640 acres in a full section. Example: NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the W 1/2 or 4x4x2=32 640/32=20 acres

- How many liniar feet in a mile?
- 5280

- How may feet deep and wide is a section?
- 5280 feet deep and 5280 feet wide.

- How many rods in 1 mile?
- 320

- How many feet are in a rod?
- 16 1/2