John weighs twice as much as Susan. Susan's weight is 60% of Sam's weight. Mark weighs 50% of Lynn's weight. Lynn weighs 190% of John's weight. Which of these 5 people weighs the least?
John weighs twice as much as Susan --> J=2S --> John cannot weigh the least;
Susan's weight is 60% of Sam's weight --> S=0.6*Sam --> Sam cannot weigh the least;
Mark weighs 50% of Lynn's weight --> M=0.5*L --> Lynn cannot weigh the least;
Lynn weighs 190% of John's weight --> L=1.9*J --> John cannot weigh the least (we already know that);
As you can see the answer is either Susan (S) or Mark (M). To compare their weights we should express their weights in regards of the same person: M=0.5*L=0.5*(1.9*J)=0.85*J and from J=2S, S=0.5*J --> Susan weights the least: Susan's weight is 50% of that of John and Mark's weight is more than 50%
of that of John.
Hope it's clear.
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