# SOLUTION: If 4 boys can shovel a driveway in 2 hours, how many minutes will 5 boys take to do the job?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 320617: If 4 boys can shovel a driveway in 2 hours, how many minutes will 5 boys take to do the job?Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Since 4 boys can shovel a driveway in 2 hours, 1 boy can do it in 4 x 2 hours = 8 hours. Thus, 5 boys can do it in 8/5 hours. Now, each hour is 60 minutes, so 5 boys can do it in 8/5 * 60 = 60 + 36 = 96 minutes. How about now?