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$ABCD$ is a rectangle. $P$ is the midpoint of $AD$; the length of $BQ$ is one third the length of $BC$. What fraction of the area of the rectangle is the area of the shaded quadrilateral $ABQP$?

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*This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.*