## Splitting a Square

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A square is drawn on a coordinate plane. The square is in the first quadrant and the sides of the square are parallel to the axis.

A line is drawn from the origin that cuts the square into two sections whose areas are in a ratio of 2:1.

What a great question starter! It links geometry and proportions and area and maybe more .

Is there any feedback about the problems students solve and the strategies they use?