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Golden Thoughts

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
Consider the following diagram:

rectangle with triangle inside

Given that the areas of $A1$, $A2$ and $A3$ in the above diagram are equal, show that $${RX\over XS} = {RY\over YQ} = {{\sqrt{5}+ 1}\over 2}$$ so that the points $X$ and $Y$ divide the sides of the rectangle in the golden ratio.