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 George and Henry work together to complete a job it takes them 15 months. However, when Henry works alone, it takes 4 months longer than when George works alone.

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

George's solo rate is months.
Henry's solo rate is months.