solutions to relative simple expression

I could need a hint on how to find all solutions to this equation

where C is a real constant, N is a positive integer, and and z is the complex variable. I'm not sure I can just write

. It should probably look more like , for .

But then I'm unsure as how to proceed. I have tried writing z in polar form but it didn't give me a break through.

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**niaren** I could need a hint on how to find all solutions to this equation

where C is a real constant, N is a positive integer, and and z is the complex variable. I'm not sure I can just write

. It should probably look more like

, for

.

But then I'm unsure as how to proceed. I have tried writing z in polar form but it didn't give me a break through.

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Dammit :) Don't know how I could miss that. Thanks.

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**niaren** Dammit :) Don't know how I could miss that. Thanks.

I expect there are other solutions too though...

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Do you mean that there is another way to arrive at the N solutions or do you mean that there are more than N solutions?

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**niaren** .

Let p = 1/N

[1 + z^(-1)] / (1 + z) = C^p

(z + 1) / z = C^p + zC^p

z^2 C^p + z(C^p - 1) - 1 = 0

z = {1 + C^p +- SQRT[C^(2p) + 2C^p + 1]} / (2C^p)

I'm sure you can see your way to wrap that up, getting same as Prove It

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**Wilmer** Let p = 1/N

z = {1 + C^p +- SQRT[C^(2p) + 2C^p + 1]} / (2C^p)

I actually had that expression written down but gave up because it looked too complicated. I will look at it tomorrow.

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**niaren** I actually had that expression written down but gave up because it looked too complicated. I will look at it tomorrow.

Why?

C^(2p) + 2C^p + 1 = (C^p + 1)^2

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Do something similar with this one, Bob? :

[(1 + 1/a) / (1 + a)]^(1/m) + [(1 + b) / (1 + 1/b)]^n = k

Solve for b.

b = [(ka^(1/m) - 1) / a^(1/m)]^(1/n) ... unless I goofed!