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 Tammy and Kris work together to complete a job it takes them 7 minutes. However, when Kris works alone, it takes 3 minutes longer than when Tammy works alone.

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

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