### Stoessiger, R (2013)

#### Benford’s Law and why the integers are not what we think they are

Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 29-46.

**ISSN/ISBN:** 0819-4564
**DOI:** Not available at this time.

**Abstract:** When we examine numbers in the newspaper or magazines we might expect that their first digits are just as likely to be 8 or 9 as a 1 or a 2 and we might assume that each of the nine digits (zero is not used as a first digit of course) will occur 1/9 of the time. Unexpectedly this turns out to be untrue in many situations.

**Bibtex:**

```
@article{,
title={Benford's Law and why the integers are not what we think they are: A critical numeracy of Benford's law},
author={Stoessiger, Rex},
journal={Australian Senior Mathematics Journal},
volume={27},
number={1},
pages={29},
year={2013}
}
```

**Reference Type:** Journal Article

**Subject Area(s):** General Interest