Mariah, Jordan, Jocelyn and Arianna have to walk through a long dark tunnel. They only have one torch between them so a maximum of two people can go through the tunnel at any one time. Each person takes a different amount of time to get through the tunnel and if two people walk together they must walk at the rate of the slowest.
Mariah takes 2 minutes, Jordan takes 4 minutes, Jocelyn takes 7 minutes, Arianna takes 8 minutes. What is the least amount of time for all four to walk through the tunnel? 
Notes: 
Example:
If Jocelyn and Arianna walk through the tunnel together it will take 8
minutes, If Jocelyn then walks the torch back through the tunnel a total of 15 minutes will have passed. Continue till all four are at the other end of the tunnel.
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