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2007-07-10, 22:13   #9
m_f_h

Feb 2007

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by petrw1 For example: we get the correct number of digits of 1 at only n=199,981 and many more times as n increases. However, digits 2 - 9 match much later ... 2 at 242,463,827; 3 at 371,599,983 (I haven't double checked these, though)
I don't know if this is related but I once read that 1 is also the most common digit in any "random" collection of numbers (e.g. table of physical constants etc)
which has to do with the fact that the range [1,2) is "relatively" larger than [2,3) etc. (I don't remember well how exactly the argument was going - maybe w.r.t. scientific notation (x=m*10^e) or logarithmic scale or....)