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 Thadeus and Frank work together to complete a job it takes them 15 days. However, when Frank works alone, it takes 2 days longer than when Thadeus works alone.

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

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