Unknown Rate Work Word Problems
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Answer the following work problem. Report your answer to the nearest tenth of a hour.


Alone, George can do a certain job in 8 hours. When George and Shawna work together, they can finish the same job in 7 hours.

How long would it take Shawna to do the job alone?


hours