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The diagram shows the miles traveled by bikers Alberto and Bjorn. After four hours, about how many more miles has Alberto biked than Bjorn?
 
The diagram shows the miles traveled by bikers Alberto and Bjorn. After four hours, about how many more miles has Alberto biked than Bjorn?

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Problem

The diagram shows the miles traveled by bikers Alberto and Bjorn. After four hours, about how many more miles has Alberto biked than Bjorn?

[asy] for (int a = 0; a < 6; ++a) { for (int b = 0; b < 6; ++b) { dot((4*a,3*b)); } } draw((0,0)--(20,0)--(20,15)--(0,15)--cycle); draw((0,0)--(16,12)); draw((0,0)--(16,9));  label(rotate(30)*"Bjorn",(12,6.75),SE); label(rotate(37)*"Alberto",(11,8.25),NW);  label("$0$",(0,0),S); label("$1$",(4,0),S); label("$2$",(8,0),S); label("$3$",(12,0),S); label("$4$",(16,0),S); label("$5$",(20,0),S); label("$0$",(0,0),W); label("$15$",(0,3),W); label("$30$",(0,6),W); label("$45$",(0,9),W); label("$60$",(0,12),W); label("$75$",(0,15),W);  label("H",(6,-2),S); label("O",(8,-2),S); label("U",(10,-2),S); label("R",(12,-2),S); label("S",(14,-2),S);  label("M",(-4,11),N); label("I",(-4,9),N); label("L",(-4,7),N); label("E",(-4,5),N); label("S",(-4,3),N); [/asy]

$\text{(A)}\ 15 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 20 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 25 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 30 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 35$

Solution

After 4 hours, we see that Bjorn biked 45 miles, and Alberto biked 60. Thus the answer is $60-45=15$ $\boxed{\text{(A)}}$.

See Also

1999 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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