Bikesville is 200 miles from Restsville. Jasmine can complete the entire trip in 8 hours, and Monte takes two hours

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Bikesville is 200 miles from Restsville. Jasmine can complete the entire trip in 8 hours, and Monte takes two hours longer than Jasmine to complete the entire trip. If one begins in Bikesville and the other in Restsville, then approximately how long will it take them to meet?

A. 2 hrs
B. 2.5 hrs
C. 4 hrs
D. 5 hrs
E. 8 hrs

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One speed is 200/8=25, the other is

200/(8+2)= 20

Closing speed is the sum of the two or

45

Distance traveled between them is 200, so

Time=distance/rate = 200/45 =

4.44 hours.

Answer is not among the answer choices. I don't view 4.4 as being approximately 4, even if 4 is the best choice among them.