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Walthoe, J, Hunt, R and Pearson, M (1999)

Looking out for number one

+plus magazine, September 1999.

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Abstract: INTRODUCTION: So, here's a challenge. Go and look up some numbers. A whole variety of naturally-occuring numbers will do. Try the lengths of some of the world's rivers, or the cost of gas bills in Moldova; try the population sizes in Peruvian provinces, or even the figures in Bill Clinton's tax return. Then, when you have a sample of numbers, look at their first digits (ignoring any leading zeroes). Count how many numbers begin with 1, how many begin with 2, how many begin with 3, and so on - what do you find?

@article{, title={Looking out for number one}, author={Walthoe, Jon and Hunt, Robert and Pearson, Mike}, journal={+plus magazine}, year={1999}, }

Reference Type: E-Print

Subject Area(s): General Interest