If square ABCD has area 25, and the area of the larger shaded square is 9 times the area of the smaller shaded square, what is the length of one side of the smaller shaded square?

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A. 3/4

B. 5/4

C. 6/5

D. 4/3

E. 5/3

The answer is 5/4, and here’s why:

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