R2-D2 and C-3PO escape from a Rebel Alliance ship via an escape pod. The Empire briefly considers the benefits of destroying the pod, but they do not because there are no lifeforms in the pod. Because of this, it is not worth it for them to shoot it down. The cost of shooting the pod is the power and energy that will be used in the shot; there is no benefit since there are no lifeforms on board. Weighing the costs and benefits show that this is not worth it. A Cost-Benefit Analysis is helpful when making decisions, as it entails an individual weighing the costs and benefits of any particular action to determine if the benefit received is greater than the cost of doing any particular action. Learn more about Cost-Benefit Analyses in this clip!