The Mathematical Gazette 70(451), pp. 34-37.

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**DOI:** 10.2307/3615826

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**Abstract:** The measurement of a natural object is, in some sense, its absolute
measurement divided by the unit in question. It was this idea which led us to
model this problem by considering the quotients of pairs of random
numbers in the interval (0, 1). The approach, in contrast to Benford's
logarithmic form, leads to rational expressions in d.

**Bibtex:**

```
@article{,
title={The Distribution of First Significant Digits},
author={Hoare, GTQ and Wright, EE},
journal={The Mathematical Gazette},
pages={34--37},
year={1986},
publisher={JSTOR},
DOI={10.2307/3615826},
}
```

**Reference Type:** Journal Article

**Subject Area(s):** Probability Theory