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Matthew’s mother asked him to go to the store for her. To get to the store, he walked seven city blocks. He caught the bus and rode blocks. He got off and walked one and a half blocks to the store. He purchased the items his mother wanted and returned home the same way. How many total blocks did he travel?

Matthew walked, rode the bus, and then walked again. Add the distances for each of these parts of the trip together to find the total blocks he travelled.

Remember that Matthew travelled the distace from home to the store two times, since he had to return home from the store.