Benford's Law states that in most (but not all) real-life data, the leading digit is distributed in a specific, non-uniform way. That is, a number will begin with a 1 more than it will begin with a 2, begin with a 2 more than it will begin with a 3, and so on. Benford's Law applies to populations of cities, numbers found in newspapers, molecular weights, addresses, death rates, ...
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