I need help on this word problem. This is my son's homework for Multiplication and Division Word Problems. The problem didn't say that each cup costs 4.98. It just said 5 cups for 4.98. We added all the cost but we're not sure if we need to multiple the 5 cups to $4.98. And since this is a topic about Multiplication and Division Word Problems, he was confused as to whether we should go for it or vice versa. I would really appreciate the help.
Alex bought 5 cups for $4.98. He also bought a large plate for $8.75. How much did all of thr items cost?