Excel Solver - slow

hilss

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Hi,

I have an excel file that utilizes the excel solver (using a macro). It appears that the time it takes to get a solution depends on the number of formulas in the sheet (even though they are not being used by the solver). Is this a fair statement?

So let's say the solver only works with cells A1:A10, B1:B10, C1:C10. If I add formulas to the file in cells K1:K1000, M1:M1000 (that have nothing to do with the solver), the solver's time to find a solution increases.

Is there a way to increase the speed of the solver without impacting the accuracy of the results?

thanks,
hilss
 

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