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I have a formula I have been using to estimate airline costs and was wondering if someone could simply explain what the purpose of the ^0.5 power is?

The formula is:

Cost per mile x (Average length / Actual length)^0.5

This is the actual formula used by many businesses so I know its correct and I know it brings the cost down, but why 0.5?

All comments and input is welcome.

Thanks

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# Adjusted Cost Formula. Purpose of 0.5 power?

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