One important point. Fractional measurements are actually quite
common. Section lines terminating on a township boundary will normally
be fractional just like the one in our sample problem. Many times
one-quarter section corners have been incorrectly reestablished
at midpoint, as on a regular section line, disregarding the fractional
distance as shown in the original record. This does not follow the
intent of resurvey methods, but back to our problem. We calculated
the north/south placements of our lost corner, but what about the
Remember we found a total of 0.59 chains we had to traverse to
the east. That too has to be allowed for in our proportional resurvey.
Refer back to the traverse computation sheet for the retracement
to obtain the total latitude and departure for the whole line.