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

**ISSN/ISBN:** 1911-9003
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**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) = log_{10}(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.

**Bibtex:**

```
@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},
}
```

**Reference Type:** E-Print

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