# A band's first song is 4 minutes, 12 seconds long and has 462 beats. The band wants to have a second song that is 3 minutes, 54 seconds long with the same beats per minute as the first song. How many beats should there be in the second song?

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Mar 25, 2018

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

The number of beats is proportional to the time of the song.

Convert the time to seconds to avoid recurring decimals.

Set up a direct proportion using equivalent fractions: