Let $\bar{\mathcal{P}}$ denote the closed $n$-dimensional convex polytope subtended by the origin and the lattice points {$b_{i} \textbf{e} _ {i}$}, where {$\mathbf{e}_{i}$} is the standard basis of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Define the Ehrhart function $L _{\bar{\mathcal{P}}}(t) = | t \bar{\mathcal{P}} \cap \mathbb{Z} ^{n}|$, where $t \bar{ \mathcal{P} }$ denotes the $t$-dilate of $\bar{ \mathcal{P} }$.

It is known that $L_{\bar{ \mathcal{P} } }(t)$ is a polynomial of degree $n$ in $t \in \mathbb{N}$ if $\bar{\mathcal{P}}$ is integral, i.e., {$b_{i}$} are positive integers. My question is about the meaning of $L_{\bar{ \mathcal{P} } }(t)$ when $t$ is *rational*.

**Question**: Suppose I'd like to calculate the number of non-negative integer solutions of
\begin{eqnarray}
\frac{x_1}{b_1} + \cdots + \frac{x_n}{b_n} \leq t
\end{eqnarray}
for some positive rational $t$. Is there a way to compute this number from the aforementioned Ehrhart polynomial (via some interpolation method, etc.) or is some other machinery necessary?

Thanks in advance!