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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It should not turn into an expedient means of back-solving for a preferred policy outcome.
INTERVAL SOLVER is capable of determining the global value interval of function formulas, but in back-solving, only locally consistent (Hyvonen 1992) bounds can be obtained in general.
"The hexapod configuration is uniquely capable of back-solving its positioning with great accuracy," he asserts.