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Benford’s law for exponential random variables. (English) Zbl 1116.60315
Summary: Benford’s law assigns the probability \(\log_{10}(1+1/d)\) for finding a number starting with specific significant digit \(d\). We show that exponentially distributed numbers obey this law approximatively, i.e., within bounds of 0.03.

60E99 Distribution theory
60C05 Combinatorial probability
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