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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.