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let amount of John's money be 4x
let amount of Peters money be 7x

after transaction, John has 2x
Peter has 7x-60

7x-60 = 2(2x)
3x = 60
x = 20

check:
John spent half his money , so he has \$40 left
Peter spent \$60, so he has \$80 left
Does Peter have twice as much as John? YES!

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