Here is the basis for this question.

Income = FIM x PIM x 350 x TSM x SBR x RAND

Income from a facility has everything nicely multiplying. Sustainable Business Restrictions (SBR) = 1 unless you have more facilities of a type than you can support. SO logically the SBR should be less than 1 when having more facilities than you can support for the equation to make sense, otherwise you'd be gaining money.

But I can't work out the formula so that SBR ends up being less than 1. Pasted straight from the rules

((Planet Size in Squares) x Civ Level x MNSF) / (0.85 x RNF)

Planet Size in Squares: for a 20x20 planet this is 400

Civ Level: as used everywhere else

MNSF: max number of sustainable facilities (of that type) per city

RNF: real number of facilities of each type

0.85 comes from the fact that the CL cannot exceed 0.85

so a 16x16 (256) civ level of 1.74% (.0174) x 4 offices / 0.85 x real # of say... 5 offices

which gets me ((17.8176) / (4.25) which is by far larger than 1.

So I don't get it. having 1 more office than sustainable shouldn't let me multiple money earned by 4x

So what I can't figure out is where I am wrong. Is my logic wrong? Is the MNSF not a whole number but some sort of % or decimal?

Is the equation actually backwards so it would be 4.25/17.8176 since that gets me a smaller number than 1?

Income = FIM x PIM x 350 x TSM x SBR x RAND

Income from a facility has everything nicely multiplying. Sustainable Business Restrictions (SBR) = 1 unless you have more facilities of a type than you can support. SO logically the SBR should be less than 1 when having more facilities than you can support for the equation to make sense, otherwise you'd be gaining money.

But I can't work out the formula so that SBR ends up being less than 1. Pasted straight from the rules

((Planet Size in Squares) x Civ Level x MNSF) / (0.85 x RNF)

Planet Size in Squares: for a 20x20 planet this is 400

Civ Level: as used everywhere else

MNSF: max number of sustainable facilities (of that type) per city

RNF: real number of facilities of each type

0.85 comes from the fact that the CL cannot exceed 0.85

so a 16x16 (256) civ level of 1.74% (.0174) x 4 offices / 0.85 x real # of say... 5 offices

which gets me ((17.8176) / (4.25) which is by far larger than 1.

So I don't get it. having 1 more office than sustainable shouldn't let me multiple money earned by 4x

So what I can't figure out is where I am wrong. Is my logic wrong? Is the MNSF not a whole number but some sort of % or decimal?

Is the equation actually backwards so it would be 4.25/17.8176 since that gets me a smaller number than 1?