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If baseball were played on Mars, the balls would fly much farther than they do on Earth. One could then speculate that the number of home runs hit would be much greater on Mars. Mike expects that he would hit more home runs if he were playing baseball on Mars. If he hit homers on Earth, how many home runs does he expect he would hit on Mars?

If Mike thinks he will hit more, this means he will hit the same number of homers he hit on Earth () plus half () of that same number. The total number could be represented as one and a half of or of .

You can find what number is half of and then add this to to find Mike's predicted number of home runs on Mars.