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I've always been terrible at working backwards from a formula.

units = 300 * (growingNumber^1.1)

The above formula determines how many units a certain item requires to complete. Each additional item increases in unit consumption to complete. My task is to determine a formula that will return the total number of items that can be built, given a certain number of units.

ie.

The above formula produces:

Item# Units

1 300

2 643

3 1,005

4 1,378

5 1,762

6 2,153

7 2,551

8 2,955

9 3,363

10 3,777

If a person has 5008 units, he can then produce 5 total Items (300+643+1005+1378+1762 = 5008).

How can I create a formula to determine that 5 total items can be produced with 5008 units, without actually calculating up every unit cost per item?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Sten

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