2009 UNCO Math Contest II Problems/Problem 9

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A square is divided into three pieces of equal area by two parallel lines as shown. If the distance between the two parallel lines is $8$ what is the area of the square?

[asy] draw((0,0)--(1,0)--(1,1)--(0,1)--cycle,black); draw((1,0)--(0,2/3),black); draw((1,1/3)--(0,1),black); [/asy]


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