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Title: Benford's Law Part 1 - How to Spot Tax Fraud
Url: http://www.intuitor.com/statistics/Benford's%20Law.html
Publisher: Intuitor
Description: Created by Intuitor.com, this page explores Benford's Law: "For naturally occurring data, the digits 1 through 9 do not have equal probability of being the first significant digit in a number; the digit 1 has greater odds of being the first significant digit than the others." This law can be used to catch tax fraud because truly random numbers used by embezzlers do not meet this condition. This is an interesting look at a less than well known statistical method. It becomes more interesting because the authors apply it to this specific use.
LC Classification: Law -- United States -- United States (General) -- Public finance -- National revenue -- Particular sources of revenue -- Taxation -- Particular taxes -- Income tax
Law -- United States -- United States (General) -- Torts (Extracontractual liability) -- Particular torts -- Deceit. Fraud
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Social studies -- United States government
Mathematics -- Statistics
Mathematics -- Probability
Social studies -- Criminology
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Probability
Mathematics -- Statistics
Date Issued: 2001
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Intuitor.com
Access Rights: Free access
Source: CAUSEweb
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