# Math

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John takes 2 hours longer than Andrew to peel 400 pounds of apples. If together they can peel 400 pounds of apples in 7 hours, then how long would it take Andrew to peal the apples working alone? Please round your answer to three decimal places.

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This is a basic algebra problem. The 400 apples is irrelevant to the problem.

J = John's time
A = Andrew's time
Here are the equations:

J + A = 7
A - 2 = J

2A - 2 = 7
2A=9

also J=2.50 hours.

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