Copyright © University of Cambridge. All rights reserved.

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 $PQRS$?

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

*This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.**View the archive of all weekly problems grouped by curriculum topic*

View the current weekly problem