Excel Solver

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if you do not already have the solver addin then go to file options addins

by using solver we can express the model constraints as excel formula within cells using the familiar excel syntax

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on excel menu choose tools using excel solver solver this brings

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it is not necessary to use trial and error we shall describe next how the excel solver can be used to quickly find the optimal solution

first you will need to add the solver function to your tool belt if you havent yet older excel do this with the toolsadd ins menu

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in addin dialog box click on solver addin and click ok

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solver in data tab

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