# SOLUTION: John and Peter can clean their office working together in 3 hours. working alone, it takes peter 2 hours more than it takes john working alone. how long can john do the work by h

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 Question 328084: John and Peter can clean their office working together in 3 hours. working alone, it takes peter 2 hours more than it takes john working alone. how long can john do the work by himself?Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1/3 = John and Peter working together 1/J + 2 = Peter working alone 1/J = John working alone, where J = John 1/(J + 2) + 1/J = 1/3 Can you take it from here?