### Sarkar, BP (1973)

#### An Observation on the Significant Digits of Binomial Coefficients and Factorials

Sankhya - The Indian Journal of Statistics Series B 35(3), 363-364.

**ISSN/ISBN:** 0581-5738
**DOI:** Not available at this time.

**Abstract:** The distribution of the first significant digit has been the subject of a number of papers, both empirical and theoretical. Because binomial coefficients and factorials may (in theory) be generated by a multiplicative process one would anticipate that in table of either, the fraction of entries beginning with a first significant digit of A would be approximately log_{10}(A+1)/A. This borne out by the tables in the paper.

**Bibtex:**

```
@article{,
title={An observation on the significant digits of binomial coefficients and factorials},
author={Sarkar, PB},
journal={Sankhy{\=a} B},
volume={35},
pages={363--364},
year={1973},
ISSN={0581-5738},
}
```

**Reference Type:** Journal Article

**Subject Area(s):** General Interest