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One item is filed under this topic.    Page1/1            The inverse square law 2018-06-05 From Amy:Question about inverse square law ; Hi, I'm trying to understand some nuances about this law and have been reading about it a lot online and trying out some homework for personal interest (hobby ) - not school related. I understand that the simple formula is ; 1/d^2 I was wondering about what appears to be an oddity to me, that I came across when I was working with a test example I found at this link ; http://www.softschools.com/formulas/physics/inverse_square_law_formula/82/ The problem that caught my interest was this one on that page ; "1) If a bright flashlight has a light intensity of 15.0 candela at a distance 1.00 m from the lens, what is the intensity of the flashlight 100.0 m from the lens?" So I have a few different questions about this, but the most important one is, what does it mean if we replace the "1" in ; 1/d^2 with a different value such as a ratio in the form of a decimal value, so instead we have something like this ; 0.75/d^2 ??? Does this ratio represent a curve then? I am thinking that the "1" in the normal formula represents a straight line Some of the links I was researching ; http://wisptools.net/book.php?c=3&s=2 http://www.softschools.com/formulas/physics/inverse_square_law_formula/82/ https://www.nde-ed.org/GeneralResources/Formula/RTFormula/InverseSquare/InverseSquareLaw.htmAnswered by Penny Nom.      Page1/1    Math Central is supported by the University of Regina and The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences.    about math central :: site map :: links :: notre site français