Cool Math: Benford’s Law

If you want to be a forensic accountant (or learn to foil forensic accountants), check this out.  Ok, or if you just like numbers!  I saw a few videos on Benford’s Law and picked what I thought was the simplest to follow.  A very cool, very interesting property of numbers.

I wondered, less mathematically and more philosophically, if the strong “preference” for 1 has to do with the way we construct or think about units.  But this is just a quick post, not a think piece, and the video speaks for itself nicely.

Math on!

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