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 Lee and Mark work together to complete a job it takes them 11 hours. However, when Mark works alone, it takes 5 hours longer than when Lee works alone.

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

Lee's solo rate is hours.
Mark's solo rate is hours.