Hi

I have a very unique question that has alot of ands, ifs & buts. I am not looking for a definitive answer, because there isn't one. Just want some logical methods from the math guru's!

The problem: There are 11 sliders, each from 0 to 99. Each slider has an optimum number. Depending on how close to perfect you are there is an overall percentage.

You have 10 chances of getting to 100% (Perfect). There are hints (Low/High) for each slider to help you on your first chance. You may get 0 to 3 suggestions on what to change after your first attempt, either decrease or increase the slider (You wont get any suggestion other then the intial hints on the 1st attempt).

Example:Hints

Slider 1 = High Slider 2 = High Slider 3 = Low Slider 4 = High Slider 5 = Low Slider 6 = High Slider 7 = High Slider 8 = Low Slider 9 = Low Slider 10 = Low Slider 11 = High

Sliders

Slider 1 = 75 Slider 2 = 75 Slider 3 = 25 Slider 4 = 75 Slider 5 = 25 Slider 6 = 75 Slider 7 =75 Slider 8 = 25 Slider 9 = 25 Slider 10 = 25 Slider 11 = 75

I figure selecting between the Hints bound would be logical. Maybe its not & I can't explain why I think it is logical, but I think it is!?!?

So after the 1st run you get 78% perfect. You also get 3 suggestions.Slider 325>Slider 7<75 &slider 10<25.

I was using a simple formula that I know isn't mathmatically correct, but it worked (Most of the time). (100-percent)/suggestions - so in this circumstance it would be (100-78)/3 = 7 (rounded). So I would move each slider by 7.

What would be the most logical method of chaging the slider for those suggestions?

I know the question is rather odd in itself, I hope its an interesting question nonetheless. If you need me to explain in any more detail please ask & I will do so.

Thanks for reading & look forward to reading your own methods

Guy M

p.s I wasn't sure what section to post this question in. Sorry for any inconvenience.