48÷2(9+3) = 288
Way OT: Math help for work
I'm working on some pricing that has three variables that all depend on one another:
Variable1: 7 distinct categories
Variable2: 6 distinct categories
Variable3: whole numbers 1-50
What I'm trying to do is look at a months total spend, and calculate how much of the total can be attributed to each variable
Variable1 is non-linear
Variable 2 is a step function
Variable 3 is non linear.
Sorry for wasting mgospace, I'm just thoroughly stumped.
That was the first thing that came to mind when I swallowed my pride and turned to a blog for work help.
Nuke and others, don't worry...I have been out of school for many many years.
...before I accidentally commit an honor code violation.
Apparently it's for work...not school? I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
Yes, I don't know how to prove this, other than if you search some of my past topics, you will see I have mentioned living in Oregon several times.
In the "What was your family like" topic yesterday I also mentioned my age (8 years old when I moved to A2 in 1988), so you can see I've been out of college for 8 years
grandmother of eight who was about to receive an undergraduate degree; clearly, she was still in college, despite having been born in 1938. Admittedly, I do not know when (or if) she moved to Ann Arbor.
You may want to spend some time on your logic skills, as well as your math skills.
I'll take overly dickish responses to completely innocent comments for 400 Alex.
Sheesh no kidding. I built a whole persona and kept it up for months all so I could get help with a math class (rolling eyes)
Free free to send the variables and nonlinear functions to my e-mail ([email protected]) and I'll let you know if I can help you. I'm only a math minor, so no promises.
E. None of the above.
From your topic I can't tell how this would be advanced math, but maybe because I'm missing something.
It seems to me like it would be something you can solve using a pivot table in excel.
Pivot tables are great for comparing two independent variables, but I can't get my brain to figure out a pivot with three DEPENDENT variables and compare them over time. Maybe it can be done, but I stared at the pivot table all day and couldn't come up with a valid solution.
In the Library, with the candlestick
If you are talking about pricing, maybe you just need to use Occam's Razor. Sometimes, it saves a lot of headaches.
Perhaps, but there are clearly three variables at play. They are clearly dependent upon one another. If I hold two constant, the results do not reflect the sole contribution of the third.
Yes, but what is the question?
Variables w distinct categories could be ordered (say, smallest =1; largest = 7) or not (say, 7 different locations). In the first case, I can see what nonlinear might mean; but not in the 2nd case. So, a good response would require more info about the problem.
Look up Prof Brown's email at the bschool; I bet she could help not that I know her personally nudge nudge wink wink.
Appreciate your help. in this case those categories do increase as you go "up", but one increases as a step function, the other as a non-linear function (think asymptotic)
909dewey up above is in the same industry as me, so I think he might be my best bet. If we can't figure it out, maybe I will look for this prof you mention.
Thanks again, let's go back to sports now.
You can try an online math tutoring site like tutorteddy.com.