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

When Alice and Joe work together to complete a job it takes them 8 days. However, when Joe works alone, it takes 5 days longer than when Alice works alone.

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

Alice's solo rate is days.
Joe's solo rate is days.