# SAR Fundamentals/Search probability/Question bank

### From PCSAR

# | Question | Answer |
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What does P.L.S. stand for? |
Point Last Seen | |

Define P.O.A. |
Probability of Area - the chance that the subject or clues are in the area being searched. | |

What does L.K.P. stand for? |
Last Known Point | |

Define probability of detection |
The probability that a clue or subject would be detected by the search action if it was in the search area. Usually expressed as a percentage. | |

Do inexperienced searchers tend to over estimate, under estimate, or correctly estimate their POD? |
over estimate | |

What is the area outside the search area called? |
ROW - Rest Of World |