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Formulas and Functions: Microsoft by Paul McFedries

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17. Solving Complex Problems with Solver

In Chapter 15, “Using Excel’s Business-Modeling Tools,” you learned how to use Goal Seek to find solutions to formulas by changing a single variable. Unfortunately, most problems in business aren’t so easy. You’ll usually face formulas with at least two and sometimes dozens of variables. Often, a problem will have more than one solution, and your challenge will be to find the optimal solution (that is, the one that maximizes profit, or minimizes ...

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