My math is a little rusty and I want someone to identify the category of problem (Lagrange Multipliers, Simplex method, ...) I have, so that I can read up on the topic and familiarize myself with the technique.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

To make the problem simple, let's say I have some number of chips of varying thickness. I want to place these chips in some number of stacks so that the stacks are as close as possible to being the same height. How do I do that?

I'll define "close as possible" as the sum of the squares of the difference between actual stack heights and the nominal stack height is minimized. Note the nominal stack height is the total thickness of all chips divided by the number of stacks.

Thanks,

Chris

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