I'm coming from a software engineering background and not a mathematical one. You may have to explain the exact notation to me but I would really appreciate it. I want to represent one of my processes as a single mathematical formula.
If I have a starting integer A (lets say its 5)
I also have an array of numbers Z with n number of positions, lets say Z contains [1, .5, 2, .5, 1...]
I will iterate over n and decrement each iteration that Z[n] value from A until A reaches or goes below 0.
5 - Z = 5 - 1 = 4
4-Z = 4-.5 = 3.5
and so on...
3.5 - Z = 3.5 - 2 = 1.5
1.5 - Z = 1.5 - .5 = 1
1 - Z = 1 - 1 = 0
The result I'm looking for is the final n value, in this example that would be 4. I'm trying to represent this process as a singular mathematical formula. From reading other posts I think the final result will be something similar to the below, but I'm honestly not too sure
Please and thank you!