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We have received what looks to me like quite an interesting question in the Visual Basic forum concerning how to check all possible combinations of numbers in a list for those where the sum matches a given number. (That's if I'm explaining it correctly.)

Any mathematicians care to have a look?

If we can come up with an algorithm I expect translating it to VB will be easy enough.
Mar 11 '08
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Killer42
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...quite handy when you get used to them.
Oh yes, I can see how they'd allow much more compact code. It just seems as though it comes at too high a cost in readability.

Perhaps I simply need more experience.
Mar 26 '08 #11

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