# SOLUTION: I am learning division of fractions, and I have an application problem that I do not understand. A 5/8 karat diamond was purchased for \$1200. What would a similar diamond weighi

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Average Question 535651: I am learning division of fractions, and I have an application problem that I do not understand. A 5/8 karat diamond was purchased for \$1200. What would a similar diamond weighing 1 karat cost? thank you for your help, KristieAnswer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15667)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!A 5/8 karat diamond was purchased for \$1200. What would a similar diamond weighing 1 karat cost? : Let x = cost of a 1 carat diamond then x = 1200 multiply both sides by 8 5x = 8(1200) 5x = 9600 Divide both sides by 5 x = x = \$1920 for a 1 carat