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The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 85–91 | Cite as

Benford’s Law Strikes Back: No Simple Explanation in Sight for Mathematical Gem

  • Arno BergerEmail author
  • Theodore P. Hill
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Large Spread Decimal Digit Positive Random Variable Mathematical Intelligencer Figure Easy Derivation 
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Acknowledgment

The authors are grateful to Rachel Fewster, Kent Morrison, and Stan Wagon for excellent suggestions that helped to improve the exposition.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical and Statistical SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.School of MathematicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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