Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the problem's criteria in Solver and solving, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- The worksheet we have created so far in this chapter…contains all of the data and formulas we need…to find our solution.…In this movie, we will define a Solver model…that uses the worksheets, data, and formulas,…along with constraints on values…that a valid solution can include…to find the lowest cost mixture of ingredients…that meets our criteria.…My sample file is the…NonlinearMixture_Model - Excel workbook.…You can find that in the chapter 03 folder…of the exercise files collection.…This workbook has three different sections.…
The first are the costs and number of gallons available…of each of our inputs.…Then there are the changing cells,…which indicate the number of gallons…for each of the inputs we used.…And we calculate the gallons produced,…the octane of the mixture, and compare those…to the target number of gallons…and to the target octanes elsewhere in the worksheet.…And at the bottom, we calculate the total cost…of all of the mixtures.…So let's get into Solver and start creating our model.…
I'll go to the DATA tab on the ribbon and click Solver.…
- Finding target values using Goal Seek
- Organizing worksheets
- Finding a solution using Solver
- Solving linear and nonlinear mixture problems
- Solving transportation problems
- Solving resource scheduling or sports scheduling problems
- Analyzing Solver results
Skill Level Intermediate
Excel 2013: Managing and Analyzing Datawith Dennis Taylor2h 2m Intermediate
Excel 2013: Data Validation in Depthwith Dennis Taylor1h 5m Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Appropriate for all
1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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