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12-71.

The approximate surface areas of Earth’s seven continents are shown in the table below. If the radius of the Moon is approximately $1080$ miles, how would its surface area compare with the size of the continents?

 Continent Area (sq. miles) Asia $17{,}212{,}048.1$ Africa $11{,}608{,}161.4$ North America $9{,}365{,}294.0$ South America $6{,}879{,}954.4$ Antarctica $5{,}100{,}023.4$ Europe $3{,}837{,}083.3$ Australia/Oceania $2{,}967{,}967.3$

Plug the radius of the moon into the volume for the surface area of a sphere to find the surface area of the moon.