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Unformatted text preview: certain digits are more likely to occur as the first significant digit in a r andomly selected number than other digits. The law also predicts that the number "1" is the most likely to occur as the first digit ( 30% o f t he time). From the relative frequency bar chart, one might be able to argue that the digits do not occur with the same frequency (the relative frequencies appear to be slightly different). However, the histogram does n ot s upport the claim that the digit "1" occurs as the first digit about 30% o f t he time. In this sample, the n umber" 1" only occurs 14.7% o f the time, which is less than h alf t he expected 30% us...
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