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 George and Mary work together to complete a job it takes them 14 hours. However, when Mary works alone, it takes 2 hours longer than when George works alone.

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

George's solo rate is hours.
Mary's solo rate is hours.