Entry from US English dictionary
- Do their initial digits conform to Benford's Law?
- Statistical sleuths are using a software package based on Benford's Law - which predicts how many times a given digit appears at the beginning or end of numbers within a data set - to ferret out accounting inconsistencies.
- This relationship shown in the graph is known as Benford's Law, and is becoming more and more useful as we understand it better.
Named for US physicist Frank Benford, whose 1938 paper demonstrated the statistical validity of the phenomenon.
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Syllabification: Ben·ford's Law
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