Join Curt Frye for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting the problem's criteria in Solver, part of Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel.
- The worksheet we've created so far in this chapter…contains all of the data and formulas…we need to find a Solution.…In this movie, we will define a Solver Model…that uses the worksheet's data and formulas…along with constraints on values…a valid Solution can include…to find the lowest-cost mixture of ingredients…that meets our criteria.…The sample file I'm using is LinearMixture_Model…and that is an Excel Workbook you can find…in the Chapter 2 folder of the exercise files collection.…
So here we have our spreadsheet.…I have the cost of each of the five mixtures…that we're going to be including in our Solution.…We have the number of units of each mix to include,…the total units, the target number of total units,…the number of units that are required, which is 13,…and the total cost.…In the bottom part of this worksheet…I have details of each of the five mixtures,…Mix1 through Mix5,…and the relative content of each of the four crystals…that we want to include in the final.…
On the right side of this bottom part…
- Identify where the Solver add-in appears after being installed.
- List the steps to populate a cell with whole dollar amounts.
- Identify the style used to format numbers with a thousands separator.
- Name the error you will receive if you try to solve a nonlinear problem with the simplex LP method.
- Recall the length of the season and the number of games per week in the sports scheduling problem.
- List what the Scenario Manager allows you to do.
Skill Level Intermediate
Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Datawith Dennis Taylor1h 59m Intermediate
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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