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

When Kris and Sue work together to complete a job it takes them 14 minutes. However, when Sue works alone, it takes 2 minutes longer than when Kris works alone.

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

Kris's solo rate is minutes.
Sue's solo rate is minutes.