Delayed Start Work Word Problems
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Answer the following work problem. Report your answer to the nearest tenth of a minute.

Shawna can do a certain job in 6 minutes. George can do the same job in 11 minutes.

Shawna and George work together to complete the same job. However, Shawna starts working 5 minutes after George starts to work. How many minutes will it take for them to complete the job once George starts to work?