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 Juan and Thadeus work together to complete a job it takes them 8 hours. However, when Thadeus works alone, it takes 3 hours longer than when Juan works alone.

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


Juan's solo rate is hours.
Thadeus's solo rate is hours.