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

When Alberta and Mary work together to complete a job it takes them 6 weeks. However, when Mary works alone, it takes 5 weeks longer than when Alberta works alone.

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

Alberta's solo rate is weeks.
Mary's solo rate is weeks.