# SOLUTION: 5. Danny and his sister Elise are 24 miles apart. They start biking toward each other. Danny rides at a rate of 8 miles per hour, and Elise rides at a rate of 12 miles per hour.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Travel Word Problems Question 208511: 5. Danny and his sister Elise are 24 miles apart. They start biking toward each other. Danny rides at a rate of 8 miles per hour, and Elise rides at a rate of 12 miles per hour. How long will it be before they meet? How far will they have traveled? Answer by Alan3354(31487)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Danny and his sister Elise are 24 miles apart. They start biking toward each other. Danny rides at a rate of 8 miles per hour, and Elise rides at a rate of 12 miles per hour. How long will it be before they meet? How far will they have traveled? ------------- Going in opposite directions their speeds are added, so they're approaching at 20 mph. 24 miles are 20 mph --> 24/20 = 1.2 hours. When they meet, they'll have traveled the 24 miles.