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#1 TwoaDay

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:38 PM

A palindrome is a number or word that reads the smae backwards as it does forwards. 606, 4334, racecar, and the sentence "mr owl ate my metal worm" are palindromes.

While driving his car, Bob(so much of a palindrome lover that he changed his name from John to Bob) observes that the odometer reading forms a palindrome. It displays the milage 13,931. Bob keeps driving. Two hours later, he looks at the odometer again and, to his surprise, it displays a different palindrome

What is the most likley speed that bob is traveling?

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#2 Lost in space

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:21 PM

Hope i have'nt rushed it


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#3 unreality

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:36 PM

A palindrome is a number or word that reads the smae backwards as it does forwards. 606, 4334, racecar, and the sentence "mr owl ate my metal worm" are palindromes.

While driving his car, Bob(so much of a palindrome lover that he changed his name from John to Bob) observes that the odometer reading forms a palindrome. It displays the milage 13,931. Bob keeps driving. Two hours later, he looks at the odometer again and, to his surprise, it displays a different palindrome

What is the most likley speed that bob is traveling?


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#4 TwoaDay

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:40 PM

youre both correct
good job
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#5 jesusfreak1024

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:51 PM

fyi- here is a very long palindrome, it might be the longesy, but im not sure

http://www.innocente...palindrome.html

great problem though! :D

Edited by jesusfreak1024, 17 February 2008 - 07:52 PM.

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#6 rookie1ja

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:16 PM

fyi- here is a very long palindrome, it might be the longesy, but im not sure

http://www.innocente...palindrome.html

great problem though! :D

the longest palindrome is on this site as well - here
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:30 PM

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:24 PM

wow thats a long palindrome
too bad i cant recite that to my friends
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:53 AM

A palindrome is a number or word that reads the smae backwards as it does forwards. 606, 4334, racecar, and the sentence "mr owl ate my metal worm" are palindromes.

While driving his car, Bob(so much of a palindrome lover that he changed his name from John to Bob) observes that the odometer reading forms a palindrome. It displays the milage 13,931. Bob keeps driving. Two hours later, he looks at the odometer again and, to his surprise, it displays a different palindrome

What is the most likley speed that bob is traveling?


55 units (miles/km)/hr ; which incidentally is also a palindrome!
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 05:30 AM

55 kph, to reach 14041
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