I’ve got a model that is working correctly. It includes a positive variable *x(metals)*, which contains the results I’m seeking. I thought it might be interesting to restrict *x* to increments of a quarter of a unit. For example, *x* = 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75, 2, etc. would be encouraged, while *x* = 1.35, 1.47, etc., would be discouraged.

Contributed by Arne Drud: You will need an integer variable. An addition of something like this should work:

```
Integer variable y;
equation y2xdef;
y2xdef .. x =E= 1 + 0.25*y;
```

You should note, that if your original model was an LP the new model is a MIP model, and the solution time could be much larger. Also note, the default upper bound on an integer variable is 100 which will translate into an upper bound on *x* of 1+0.25*100 = 26. If you have larger *x*-values you can increase the upper bound on *y* or change the value of the command line parameter intVarUp.