goal seeking

(redirected from Backsolving)

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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The software provides backsolving capabilities and costs $595 (for personal computers) or $1495 (per user for workstations and minicomputers).