Problem: Gemstones are weighed in carats, with 1 carat = 200 mg (exactly).What is the mass in grams of the Hope Diamond, the worlds largest blue diamond at 44.4 carats?

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We have to convert the mass of the Hope Diamond from carats to gram units.


The conversion between two units can be performed through dimensional analysis, provided that we have the conversion factors.


The given conversion factor is:

1 carat = 200 mg

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Gemstones are weighed in carats, with 1 carat = 200 mg (exactly).

What is the mass in grams of the Hope Diamond, the worlds largest blue diamond at 44.4 carats?

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