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Michaela holds her state high school record for the -meter freestyle swimming event. She can swim the event in minutes and seconds. At this same rate, how far will she swim in  minutes?  

Identify this as a proportional relationship problem.

You know that meters is to minutes and seconds.
You will use this to find the distance that would go with minutes.
Now use one of the three methods of solving proportions to find the answer to this problem.
Convert seconds to minutes to make the calculation easier (It will be a fraction).

Cross multiplication method: 

   Solve for .