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How do you solve an equation with the variable in the denominator

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Homework Statement


0 = [tex]\sum n_i / (b-a_i)[/tex]
the summation is goes from i = 1 to k

the question is to rationalize each term so that the denominator is positive, and then solve for b.

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


i tried to expand the summation and get the factor of b and stuff
but it didn't work at all
does anyone know how to solve this summation in terms of b? thanks
 

Answers and Replies

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Show us what you tried, and particularly how you expanded the summation. It is after all a finite sum
 

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