1. ## Manipulating percentages.

Hi,

I appreciate any help you can give to this problem i have.

the end value must be no more than 100%

a = 70%
b = 10%
c = 10%

if i add all the values together i get 90%, which leaves 10%. this value CANNOT exceed a value that is being changed but the end value must add upto 100%

i want to change c to 20% so it all adds up to 100% but heres the problem...

i cant change c to 20% because the the value i got from adding all of the values together and taking away 100% is 10% and 20% is more than 10%

2. ## Re: Problem

Originally Posted by iamjonny
Hi,

I appreciate any help you can give to this problem i have.

the end value must be no more than 100%

a = 70%
b = 10%
c = 10%

if i add all the values together i get 90%, which leaves 10%. this value CANNOT exceed a value that is being changed but the end value must add upto 100%

i want to change c to 20% so it all adds up to 100% but heres the problem...

i cant change c to 20% because the the value i got from adding all of the values together and taking away 100% is 10% and 20% is more than 10%

Please post this with the original wording of the problem and any contextual material.

CB

3. ## Re: Problem

Hi,

Sorry? I didn't understand, i think i've worked it out now.. Please could someone check, you may then understand what im trying to accomplish.

m = 100
a = 70
b = 10
c = 10

v = ((a + b + c) * 2)
y = (v - m)
x = (m - y)

x should = 20

4. ## Re: Problem

No its still not working, I tried the values,

a = 70
b = 5
c = 5

and as the explanation in my first post, i cannot change 70 to 80 as the value i get back for the values above is, 40 (of which is above 80).. this is a complicated problem!

5. ## Re: Problem

with your given equations for v, y and x

x does equal 20

What was the original question, what were you given, what were you asked to find?
Don't just give what you think is relevant, give the whole question.

Pro

6. ## Re: Problem

Originally Posted by iamjonny
Hi,

Sorry? I didn't understand, ....
What I (and Procyon) meant was that we have no idea what your question is from what you posted. Now try again to post what you were asked.

CB