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

Ek Esawi esawiek at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 19:37:50 CET 2017

As Burt and Jeff stated that there is an infinite set of solutions. If you
are interested in a particular solution, such as getting 15.0078, you can
easily achieve that by trial and error; that is fix 1 or 2 variables and
change the the rest till you get the desired solution.
I tried that and came up with the same solution as you listed. if you are
interested in a set of solutions within a tolerance, then that will be a
different story.


On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 1:37 AM, Benjamin Sabatini <sunscape1 at hotmail.com>

> 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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