If a swimmer swims 85.4 yards in 5 minutes. How many meters will he swim in 70.0 seconds?
Start with a known ratio of distance to time and multiply by the desired time
The units of measurement don't match so multiply by a ratio of the appropriate units where that ratio is equivalent to 1
Cancel out the equivalent units and factors:
Finish doing the arithmetic:
Since the answer is being asked for in meters, we know that
Hope this simplifies the process for you.
Double Checking the Answer: