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Raimi, RA (1969)

The Peculiar Distribution of First Digits

Scientific American 221(6), 109-120.

ISSN/ISBN: 0036-8733 DOI: Not available at this time.

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: In numbers that appear in tables of constants, lists of street addresses and similar tabulations the first digit of the number is 1 almost three times more often than one would expect. Why?

@article {, AUTHOR = {Ralph A. Raimi}, TITLE = {The Peculiar Distribution of First Digits}, JOURNAL = {Scientific American}, YEAR = {1969}, VOLUME = {221}, NUMBER = {6}, PAGES = {109--120}, URL = {}, }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): General Interest