arXiv:1702.01188 [math.HO]; submitted February 1, 2017.

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**Abstract:** The following work shows how the first digit frequency in a group of numbers in certain real-life situations can be explained using basic algebraic continuous real-valued functions. For instance, the first digits frequency of the numbers representing the change in human growth can be understood better by looking at the square root function in a particular way.
In addition, an analysis of basic discrete functions was done by approximating a discrete function to a continuous one.

**Bibtex:**

```
@ARTICLE{,
author = {{Pashchenko}, I.},
title = {First Digit Frequencies and Benford Law},
journal = {ArXiv e-prints},
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
eprint = {1702.01188},
primaryClass = "math.HO",
keywords = {Mathematics - History and Overview},
year = 2017,
month = jan,
adsurl = {http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017arXiv170201188P},
adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
}
```

**Reference Type:** Preprint

**Subject Area(s):** General Interest