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

When Frank and Juanita work together to complete a job it takes them 11 days. However, when Juanita works alone, it takes 4 days longer than when Frank works alone.

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

Frank's solo rate is days.
Juanita's solo rate is days.