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Age 11 to 14 Short
Challenge Level
Three lines have been drawn from the centre of this square to split it into two congruent trapezia and a pentagon.

The side length of the square is 1, and the areas of the three shapes are all equal.

What is the length $x$?

This problem is adapted from the World Mathematics Championships
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