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"Losing Big"
Celebs compete to lose the most weight on the TV reality show.
November 20, 2006
By clue 2, Jerry lost twice as much weight as Hart; while by clue 4, Willa lost twice as much weight as the tennis player. Between the two clues, then, either Willa is Hart, Jerry is the tennis player, or four different contestants are named. If Willa were Hart, since the range of weight lost was 15-60 lbs. (clue 1), Jerry would have lost the high of 60, Willa Hart would have lost 30, and the tennis player would have lost the low of 15. By clue 3, Tom would be the fourth contestant, since he didn't lose the low of 15 lbs. Since West didn't lose either the high or low, West would be the fifth one (3). The news anchor in clue 3 would be Willa Hart, with West then losing 40 lbs. and Tom 45. However, there is no way clue 8 can work given this arrangement. So, in clues 2 and 4, Willa isn't Hart. If Jerry were the tennis player, since the range of weight lost was 15-60 lbs. (clue 1), Willa would have lost the high of 60, tennis star Jerry would have lost 30, and Hart would have lost the low of 15. By clue 3, Tom would be the fourth contestant, since he didn't lose the low of 15 lbs. Since West didn't lose the high of 60 lbs. (3), West would be either Jerry or the fifth contestant. If West were Jerry, the news anchor in clue 3 would have lost 20 lbs. and Tom would have lost 35 lbs. However, there is no way clue 8 can work given this arrangement. If West were the fifth contestant, the news anchor in clue 3 would be Hart, with West then losing 25 and Tom 30 lbs.--a conflict with the introduction, which says no two contestants lost the same amount of weight. So, in clues 2 and 4, Jerry isn't the tennis player. Four different contestants are given in clues 2 and 4: Jerry lost twice as much weight as Hart, and Willa lost twice as much weight as the tennis player. Tom in clue 3 is either Hart, the tennis player, or the fifth contestant to the four in clues 2 and 4. If Tom were the fifth contestant, either Tom, Jerry, or Willa would have lost the high of 60 lbs. If Tom had lost the 60 lbs., West would have lost 55 and the news anchor 45 (3). Then either Hart or the tennis player would have lost the low of 15 lbs., with either Jerry or Willa then dropping 30 (2, 4). However, the other of the pair in clues 2 and 4 who lost the 30 and 15 lbs. would have lost 55 and 45--impossible, since the weight losses were a number and its double. So, Tom wouldn't have lost 60 lbs. If Tom were the fifth contestant and Jerry lost the high of 60, with Hart losing 30 (2), the tennis player would have lost the low of 15 and Willa then 30 also--no, since no two lost the same amount of weight. Similarly, if Tom were the fifth contestant and Willa lost the high of 60, with the tennis player losing 30 (4), Hart would have lost the low of 15 and Jerry then 30 also--no, since no two lost the same amount of weight. So, Tom in clue 3 isn't the fifth contestant and is either Hart or the tennis player. If Tom were the tennis player, by clues 1 and 3, Tom lost at least 30 lbs--and by clues 1 and 4 Tom wouldn't have lost more than 30. So, Tom would have lost 30 lbs., Willa 60 (4), West 25, and the news anchor 15 (3). The news anchor would be Hart--but then Jerry also would have lost 30 lbs. (2)--from the introduction, no. So, Tom must be Hart. By clues 1 and 3, Tom lost at least 30 lbs--and by clues 1 and 2 Tom couldn't have lost more than 30. So, Tom lost 30 lbs., Jerry lost 60 (2), West dropped 25, and the news anchor 15 (3). By clues 1 and 4, West must be the tennis player, and Willa lost 50 lbs. Alec is West and Mia the news anchor (7). By clue 8, Tom Hart is the talk show host. Jerry is the comedian and Willa the rock star (6). Then by clue 6, Mia is Stone. Finally, by clue 5, Willa is Brown and Jerry King. In sum, the "Losing Big" results are as follows:

  • Jerry King, comedian, 60 lbs.
  • Willa Brown, rock star, 50 lbs.
  • Tom Hart, talk show host, 30 lbs.
  • Alec West, tennis player, 25 lbs.
  • Mia Stone, news anchor, 15 lbs.

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