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I have a problem like the knapsack problem, except instead of finding the max value, I'm trying to find the closest value to a given value.

Anyone know where to start, have a name for this problem, or can point me to an example?

Thank you!

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  • $\begingroup$ This might be useful to you. $\endgroup$ – phan801 Jan 31 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ @phan801 Your link is a simplified version. Here we have (I assume) various items with different weights, and your total weight must still fit into the knapsack. Interesting problem. Obviously NP-complete, we can solve ordinary knapsack by trying to get as close as possible to the total value of all items. $\endgroup$ – gnasher729 Jan 31 at 23:45

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