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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? Homework Help ✎
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.