*m*text messages each hour for 5 hours, and Shane sent

*p*text messages each hour for 4 hours. Which of the following represents the total number of messages sent by James and Shane on Saturday afternoon?

A.) 9

*mp*

B.) 20

*mp*

C.) 5

*m*+ 4

*p*

D.) 4

*m*+ 5

*p*

*m*text messages each hour for 5 hours

= 5

*m*

Shane sent

*p*text messages each hour for 4 hours

= 4

*p*

The total number of messages sent by James and Shane

= 5

*m*+ 4

*p*

**C.) 5m + 4p**

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