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Weekly Problem 9 - 2006
What fraction of the area of the rectangle is shaded?

Two Right Angles

Stage: 3 and 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Triangles $QPR$ and $RPS$ are similar. So:$\frac{PR}{PS}=\frac{PQ}{PR}$. Hence $PR^2=PQ\times PS=\frac{7}{3}\times\frac{48}{7}=16$.
So $PR$ is $4$ units long.

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.

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