What does this sentence mean?

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What does "take twice as long" mean?

I can't get it. Please help me.
 

redcrows

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There was an accident this morning so it took twice as long to get there.

It usually takes 20 minutes, today it took 40 minutes. (2x20=40) ...twice as long. He is lucky it wasn't three or four times as long!!
 
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