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Answer the following work problem. Report your answer to the nearest tenth of a month.


Joe can do a certain job in 10 months. Tammy can do the same job in 8 months.

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


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