Relative Rates Work Word Problems
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Answer the following work problem. Report your answers to the nearest tenth of a minute.

When Shawna and Mark work together to complete a job it takes them 7 minutes. However, when Mark works alone, it takes 6 minutes longer than when Shawna works alone.

How long would it take Shawna and Mark to do the job if each of them works alone?

Shawna's solo rate is minutes.
Mark's solo rate is minutes.