1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Two identical stars have intensity readings in a 40 to 1 ratio. Calculate the ratio of their distances. Two similar lights are at distances in a ratio of 8 to 785. Calculate the ratio of intensities. All I want to know is if I use E1D1^2=E2D2^2 or I1/D1^2=I2/D2^2. I'm quite sure I use E1D1^2=E2D2^2 for both. For the first one because they stars are the exact same, and for the second one because they are similar?