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

When Robert and Henry work together to complete a job it takes them 6 hours. However, when Henry works alone, it takes 6 hours longer than when Robert works alone.

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

Robert's solo rate is hours.
Henry's solo rate is hours.