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2-84.

The average distance of each of the first five planets from the Sun is shown in the table below. Is the distance to Jupiter more or less than the combined distances of the first four planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars)?

 Planet Average Distance from the Sun (miles) Mercury $5.79\times10^7$ Venus $6.72\times10^7$ Earth $9.3\times10^7$ Mars $1.416\times10^8$ Jupiter $4.836\times10^8$

"Combined distances" implies what mathematical operation?

You should add the distances for the first four planets and compare it to Jupiters' distance.