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The Biggest Loser

by Chuck Baker

The Biggest Loser

Act One

Act Two

  • Teacher note
    These contestants are from the Couples 2 season of NBC's The Biggest Loser.
  • ImageHelen's final weight
  • ImageJerry's final weight
  • Teacher note
    Have students set up proportions comparing Helen and Jerry's initial and final weigh ins.

    Point out that this is really a good scenario for an inequality since Jerry would win with any percentage more than Helen's.
  • How do we find percentages?

Act Three


  • 1.

    What was the highest final weight Jerry could have had and still had a higher percentage than Helen?

  • 2.

    Is there a percentage of weight loss that would be too much to still be healthy?

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