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Giuseppe decides that he really wants some ice cream, so he leaves the house at 3:00 p.m. and walks to the ice cream parlor. He arrives at 3:15 (the ice cream parlor is 6 blocks away). He buys an ice cream cone and sits down to eat it. At 3:45 he heads back home, arriving at 4:05. Find Giuseppe’s average walking rate in blocks per hour for each of the following situations.

  1. His trip to the ice cream parlor.

    How far did he walk to get there? How long did it take?
    Since the question asks for blocks per hour, convert minutes to hours.

  2. His trip back home.

    See part (a).

  3. The entire trip including the time spent eating.

    Divide the total distance walked by the time it took to do so.