Well, I got my soldering experience as a ham so we're not too distant there. Have a read of this
http://www.kyphoto.com/classics/siloxidemodify.html
The author leads you thru the mathematical process but I confess I cut a corner or two.
I ended up with 300R in series and 22K in parallel. Worked fine. If I had to do it again I'd try harder for chip resistors.
There is no guarantee your meter would be identical but the odds are it's the same.