What Is Benford's Law?


Authors: 
Jonathan R. Bradley, David L. Farnsworth
Volume: 
31(1)
Pages: 
online
Year: 
2009
Publisher: 
Teaching Statistics
URL: 
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121620306/PDFSTART
Abstract: 

The surprising property of many data sets that their first significant digits follow Benford's Law provides examples that can pique and hold students' interest. Several ideas for student activities are presented.

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