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    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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    This problem shows how set up and solve a word problem where it is necessary to find a combined working rate.