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Following Benford's Law, or Looking Out for No.1

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Author:Malcolm W. Browne; The New York Times Company
Description: An article from the New York Times on the Web: Dr. Theodore P. Hill asks his mathematics students at the Georgia Institute of Technology to go home and either flip a coin 200 times and record the results, or merely pretend to flip a coin and fake 200 results. The following day he runs his eye over the homework data, and easily fingers nearly all those who faked their tosses.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Probability

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