# Greg and Gary start a bicycle race at the same place and time - Need a simple method for elementary school student

Greg and Gary start a bicycle race at the same place and time.Greg travels at a constant speed of 16 miles/hour and Gary at a constant speed of 12 miles/hour. Greg finishes the race 2 hours ahead of Gary. How many miles did Greg travel in the race?

The method has to be without having to use the time equation,he has not studied time = dist/speed

In the first hour Greg does $16$ miles, while Gary needs $20$ minutes more to reach that point. At the $2$ hours mark of Greg his friend is already $40$ minutes late, and so on. It follows that after $6$ hours Greg is exactly $2$ hours ahead of Gary. This means that the destination is $96$ miles away from the starting point.