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The intensity of I of light from a light bulb, measured in watts per square meter (w/m^2), varies inversely as the square of the distance d from the light bulb. Suppose I is 85 w/m^2 when the distance is 5m. Find the intensity when the distance from the light bulb is 2m away.

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  1. I= ___ w/m^2
    (simplify your answer. Type an integer,fraction, or mixed number.)

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  2. since I = k/d^2, I*d^2 = k, a constant. So, just set it up:

    85*5^2 = I*2^2

    Now just solve for I.

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