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Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3
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If I place a triangle on a $6$cm by $6$cm square, I can cover up to $2\over 3$ of the square.
If I place the square on the triangle, I can cover up to $60$% of the triangle.
What is the area of the triangle?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.