Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding target values using Goal Seek, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- When you create a formula in Excel,…it's easy to ask questions such as…"What percentage of the mixture I'm creating…is composed of Quartz?"…It's a far different question to ask…"How much do I need to increase the Quartz in this mixture…so it accounts for 20% of the total?"…If Algebra isn't your strong suit,…you can use Goal Seek to find answers…to that type of question quickly.…My sample file is the Goal Seek Excel workbook…and you can find it in the Chapter 1 folder…of the Exercise Files collection.…
My goal is to find the amount of Milky Quartz,…which is the crystal I'm adding to my mixture,…that brings the Quartz part of the mixture…to 23% of the total.…I'll indicate some starting values, and then use Goal Seek…to find the solution.…In cell B3, which is already selected,…I'll type the current value for Milky Quartz, which is zero,…and press Enter.…And for the Base, I'll assume that I have other substances,…doesn't really matter what they are,…but I have 42 grams of them.…
So I'll type 42, and Enter.…Now I need to calculate the proportion of Milky Quartz…
- 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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