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 Alice and Juan work together to complete a job it takes them 8 weeks. However, when Juan works alone, it takes 4 weeks longer than when Alice works alone.

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

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