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 Juanita and George work together to complete a job it takes them 15 minutes. However, when George works alone, it takes 6 minutes longer than when Juanita works alone.

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


Juanita's solo rate is minutes.
George's solo rate is minutes.