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

When Juan and Shawna work together to complete a job it takes them 14 weeks. However, when Shawna works alone, it takes 4 weeks longer than when Juan works alone.

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

Juan's solo rate is weeks.
Shawna's solo rate is weeks.