Now, here is the trick. If you are struggling with the concept of a word or other problem that deals with units, change the way that you are looking at it, to focus on the units involved. They will guide you towards the final solution.
Naturally, it's best to try to understand the concepts of the questions, and the more complex questions won't be quite so easy to muddle through just by tracking the units. However, hopefully you can see the benefit of looking at these types of problems from this angle, and it will help you to solve them. I learned this technique in high school, and I still benefit from it. As always, feel free to drop me a line if you would like me to clear anything up. :)