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conditional summation

conditional summation

conditional summation

I am trying to get excel to sum only certain numbers in a range (one column) that is equal to or as close as i can get to a specified number.  Example (trying to equal 10):


So I want excel to output that I need to add 2, 3, and 5 or 1, 2, 3, and 4 within this range to equal 10.  Multiple sulutions are fine.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank You

RE: conditional summation

Is this the "spacer" problem....which spacers will give me a certain length??

I just put each size in a loop - so in this case you have five For-Next loops

Record each answer and pick the one you want

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