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Stoessiger, R (2013)

Benfordís Law and why the integers are not what we think they are

Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 29-46.

ISSN/ISBN: 0819-4564 DOI: Not available at this time.



Abstract: When we examine numbers in the newspaper or magazines we might expect that their first digits are just as likely to be 8 or 9 as a 1 or a 2 and we might assume that each of the nine digits (zero is not used as a first digit of course) will occur 1/9 of the time. Unexpectedly this turns out to be untrue in many situations.


Bibtex:
@article{, title={Benford's Law and why the integers are not what we think they are: A critical numeracy of Benford's law}, author={Stoessiger, Rex}, journal={Australian Senior Mathematics Journal}, volume={27}, number={1}, pages={29}, year={2013} }


Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): General Interest