[R] trying to find the multiple combinations...

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 16:16:37 CET 2017

Are x,y, and z supposed to be positive whole numbers? If so, there may be
no solutions. If there is a solution set, of course any multiple of the set
is a solution set, so presumably you want a minimal set in some sense. This
strikes me as a hard problem mathematically, but maybe there is some
obvious way to set an upper bound on a minimal x,y, and z, in which case a
simple grid search could then be used.

Naturally, if any real numbers are sought, Jeff is correct.


Bert Gunter

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On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 12:19 AM, Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us>

> Solve for one of your variables and it will be given in terms of the other
> two. That is, there is a whole infinite plane of solutions. No, aggregate
> will not be sufficient to enumerate the solution set..
> --
> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
> On December 7, 2017 10:37:37 PM PST, Benjamin Sabatini <
> sunscape1 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I'm trying to find a way to determine what multiples of the combination
> >of three or more numbers equals a forth number.
> >
> >So, if I had a number set like:
> >
> >c(13.4689, 12.85212, 17.05071)
> >
> >What combination and multiples of these numbers would average to
> >15.0078? (so, something that would tell me x, y, and z in (x*13.4689 +
> >y*12.85212+ z*17.05071) / x+y+z) = 15.0078
> >
> >I think this is doable with aggregate?
> >
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