goal seeking

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goal seeking

The ability to calculate a formula backward to obtain a desired input. For example, given the goal gross margin = 50% and the range of possible inputs, goal seeking attempts to obtain the optimum input.
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We deliver valuable insight and strategies that allow our students to hone their skills for only a modest investment of time and dollars compared to other offerings that incorporate time-consuming gimmicks and `short cuts' like back-solving and trial-and-error methods.
The hexapod configuration is uniquely capable of back-solving its positioning with great accuracy," he asserts.