# Sovling a complex fraction word problem

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Barn painting. Melanie can paint a certain barn by herself in x days. Her helper Melissa can paint the same barn by herself in 2x days. Write a rational expression for the fraction of the barn that they can complete in one day by working together. Evaluate the expression for x =5.

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The solution will illustrate how to use a complex rational expression to solve this problem.

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