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Rectangle PQRS has X and Y on the edges. Triangles PQY, YRX and XSP have equal areas. Prove X and Y divide the sides of PQRS in the golden ratio.

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# Emptied Cube

##### Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level:

The sculpture 'Cubo Vazado' [Emptied Cube] by the Brazilian artist Franz Weissmann is formed by removing cubical blocks from a solid cube to leave the symmetrical shape shown.

If all the edges have length $1$, $2$ or $3$ units, what is the volume of the sculpture and what is its surface area?

If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task that challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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