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

When Frank and Sue work together to complete a job it takes them 9 months. However, when Sue works alone, it takes 5 months longer than when Frank works alone.

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

Frank's solo rate is months.
Sue's solo rate is months.