I think math is fun. Problem is that I do not always know how to do what I am trying to. I must now rely on my fellow man to take his time, for free, and choose to give it away rather than sell it. I appreciate communities and their ability to come together to work a problem.

I have a problem. I will try to describe it the best way I can. I am not just looking for someone to do the work, I also want to know what this type of math is called and how it works.

So here is the problem:

I am trying to figure out the best order in which to subtract a list of numbers from a specific constant number to offer the best efficient solution. So as to minimize waste.

Can someone please help me with the methods, theories, whatever for doing this?

Thanks

Ryan