#mathematics #fraud-detection #anomaly-detection

# idea

In naturally distributed collection of numbers, the leading digit is likely to be small. This results in a distribution of leading numbers that is a) ordered, b) looks like log(1/x)

This can be used to detect anomalies in various instances since a distribution not corresponding to Benford's law may mean that the distribution is not natural. For example: detection election fraud, tax fraud, ...

# links

# references

Veritasium / Collatz Conjecture Benford's law can be verified on Collatz conjecture