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11-85.

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

See the Math Notes box from Lesson 11.2.2 for extra help.

The surface area of the moon is $14\text{,}657\text{,}414.7\text{ mi}^2$.

Continent

Area (sq. miles)

Asia

$17\text{,}212\text{,}048.1$

Africa

$11\text{,}608\text{,}161.4$

North America

$9\text{,}365\text{,}294.0$

South America

$6\text{,}879\text{,}954.4$

Antarctica

$5\text{,}100\text{,}023.4$

Europe

$3\text{,}837\text{,}083.3$

Australia/Oceania

$2\text{,}967\text{,}967.3$