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 Mary and Alice work together to complete a job it takes them 13 weeks. However, when Alice works alone, it takes 2 weeks longer than when Mary works alone.

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

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