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Perras, J (2006)

Benford's Law

The Delta-Epsilon McGill Mathematics Magazine, Issue 1, pp. 14-15.

ISSN/ISBN: 1911-9003 DOI: Not available at this time.

Abstract: Benford’s law states that for large sets of data, the distribution of the First Significant Digits (FSD) within this data follows a logarithmic relationship. The FSD frequency is determined by P(FSD = d) = log10(1+1/d), where d = 1, 2, 3, . . . , 8, 9. Moreover, Benford’s Law may be generalized to find the probability for the nth significant digit or combinations of significant digits.

@article{, title={Benford’s Law}, author={Perras, Jo{\"e}l}, journal={The Delta-Epsilon McGill Mathematics Magazine}, issue={1}, pages={14--15}, ISSN={1911-9003}, }

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