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 Subject: Science Category: Miscellaneous Asked by: cypic-ga List Price: \$10.00 Posted: 29 Dec 2004 06:27 PST Expires: 28 Jan 2005 06:27 PST Question ID: 448660
 ```The combined area of the Atlantic, the indian Oce3an and the Meditteranean would be bigger than the Pacific ocean. true or false?```
 ```Hello cypic and thank you for your question. The answer is, false, but not by much. The combined area of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Mediterranean Sea is less than that of the Pacific Ocean. There are various estimates for sizes of oceans, so I have listed two separate sources to confirm my findings. One from USA TODAY and the other from Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. ============================================ USA TODAY Name Area(Square Miles) Atlantic Ocean 33,420,000 Indian Ocean 28,350,000 Mediterranean Sea 969,100 Total = 62,739,100 Name Area(Square Miles) Pacific Ocean 64,186,300 http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/algebra/algebra1/algebra1_03/usa_today/usatoday_421_2.php4/na =================================================== Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Atlantic "the Atlantic has an area of 31,830,000 sq mi" http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9356063&query=atlantic%20ocean&ct= Indian "With an area of 28,360,000 sq mi" http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9367902&query=indian%20ocean&ct= Mediterranean "an area of about 970,000 sq mi" http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9371749&query=Mediterranean%20Sea&ct= Total = 61,160,000 Pacific "is approximately 63,800,000 sq mi" http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article?tocId=9374340&query=pacific%20ocean&ct= Thank you for your question, and if you need any clarification of my answer, do not hesitate to ask before rating my answer. Very best regards. THX1138 Search strategy included: Mediterranean indian pacific "square miles" ://www.google.com.sv/search?hl=es&q=+Mediterranean+indian+pacific+%22square+miles%22&lr=```