Beginning with a problem statement, the two steps of devising a mathematical model and identifying a computational method are often quite involved. The problem at hand is so simple, however, that the model and method discussed in the last section are quite sufficient, so we can proceed directly to implementation. We need to use Maple to calculate the earth's surface area and divide by its population.

If you have not already done so, start up a Maple window.

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