Problem One: Two kilometres away from a point source of infrared waves, the intensity is 4 Mw−2. Calculate the intensity 1m away from the source.
Problem two: Light from a candle has an intensity of 20.0 units when a meter is placed 3.0m away. What is the reading on the light meter when it is brought to 1.0 m away?
The Attempt at a Solution
Yeah, about that. I'm not really sure where to start. I mean, I have the answers with me, and I think I am able to fill in the values for the inverse square law, but I don't know how to manipulate the equation with fractions to get the answer that I want. I always struggle here, because I ****ing hate fractions and I can't seem to get one thing write with them. I'd like to see the solution with respect to the given formula above please.