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.htm