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Points P, Q, R and S each divide the sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively in the ratio of 2 : 1. Join the points. What is the area of the parallelogram PQRS in relation to the original rectangle?

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Weekly Problem 33 - 2006

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

The diagram shows a right-angled isosceles triangle $XYZ$ which circumscribes a square $PQRS$. The area of triangle $XYZ$ is $x$. What is the area of square $PQRS$?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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