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Question

Three islands in the Hawaiian island chain are Ha...

Three islands in the Hawaiian island chain are Hawaii (the Big Island), Maui, and Kauai. Together, their areas total \(5300 mi ^ { 2 }\) . The island of Hawaii is \(3293 mi ^ { 2 }\) larger than the island of Maui, and Maui is \(177 mi ^ { 2 }\) larger than Kauai. What is the area of each island?

Answer

\(\left. \begin{array} { l } { \text { Hawaii: } 4021 mi ^ { 2 } \text { ; Maui: } } \\ { 728 mi ^ { 2 } ; \text { Kauai: } 551 mi ^ { 2 } } \end{array} \right.\)

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