I'll just set out the numbers first then say what I would like to know.
351 195 65 39 650
54% 30% 10% 6% 100%
would there be a way to figure out the smallest possible whole number values for A-D that would need to be added to make the numbers represent these percentages.
A+351 B+195 C+65 D+39 A+B+C+D+650
35% 32% 22% 11% 100%
please note I'm not a very mathy person so intricate explanations will be wasted on me :P. I'm really just concerned if its possible and how simple/difficult it is to do.
Thanks.
Hello, clovis!
If you are "not a very mathy person", you'll hate this approach.
Perhaps others will be amused by the Herculean task I've suggested.
I'll just set out the numbers first, then say what I would like to know.
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Would there be a way to figure out the smallest possible whole number values for
that would need to be added to make the numbers represent these percentages.
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From the first column, we have: .
. . .
. . .[1]
Second column: . .[2]
Third column: . .[3]
Fourth column: . .[4]
Now all you have to do is solve the system of equations.
I'll wait in the car . . .
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