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Yes, that's the idea of course.

Yes, that's the idea of course. "10" is a rather small base at our human scale, but the argument will work with any finite number base, anyway.

The video is only interesting as an example of a formal and rigorous way to explain it.

Maybe a little more interesting and more counter-intuitive, I think, is Benford's law :

http://youtu.be/vIsDjbhbADY

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benford's_law#Mathematical_statement

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