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square 1 has a side length of x, and square 2 has a side length of y. Square 2 is formed by joining the midpoints of the sides of square 1 in order. If x=2, find the ratio of the are of square 1 to the area of square 2

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  1. the value of x does not matter, if it is just the ratio of ares you want.

    Just draw the figure, and it should be clear that (x/2)^2 + (x/2)^2 = y^2

    simplify, and then your ratio is just x^2/y^2

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