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What I learned today

On October 27, 2010, Posted by , In whatilearned, By , With No Comments

If one picks a number at random from the universe, there is a 30% chance that the first digit will be 1. How awesome is that? For example, pick up any science text and tally the occrances of each of the nine digits starting a number (0 does not count). The probability of occurrence decreases as the digit increases. Square area of countries on the planet? Same thing. The number of auto accidents per state per year? Same thing.

It is called Branford’s law.

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