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

When Joe and Juanita work together to complete a job it takes them 14 months. However, when Juanita works alone, it takes 4 months longer than when Joe works alone.

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

Joe's solo rate is months.
Juanita's solo rate is months.