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Wang, L and Bo-Qiang, M (2023)

A concise proof of Benford’s law

Fundamental Research .

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.1016/j.fmre.2023.01.002

Abstract: This article presents a concise proof of the famous Benford’s law when the distribution has a Riemann integrable probability density function and provides a criterion to judge whether a distribution obeys the law. The proof is intuitive and elegant, accessible to anyone with basic knowledge of calculus, revealing that the law is originating from the basic property of human number system. The criterion can bring great convenience to the field of fraud detection.

@article{, title = {A concise proof of Benford’s law}, journal = {Fundamental Research}, year = {2023}, issn = {2667-3258}, doi = {10.1016/j.fmre.2023.01.002}, url = {}, author = {Luohan Wang and Bo-Qiang Ma}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Probability Theory