like I said I'm bad at math, so I don't totally understand your response, however I followed your suggestion and allowed my Windows XP calculator to solve for it. The calculator includes a function key for solving problems like these. The key look like this:
x^y
I had to try a few time to learn how this key works. Took me a few tries.
I took my number "x" (which was 1.766) and multiplied it by my "y" value exponent (.526) using the calculator function key and it worked properly.
so it was something like this: 1.766 ^ .526 = 1.34
thanks for your help.