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From: Cynthia

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2001121522:40:59
Subject: Re: Palindromic Problem

On 2001112822:27:33, Vince wrote: >Hello, > >Here is the problem: > >Five college football players share the record for the longest pass. >How many yards is the record pass? The answer is a palindromic >number. Each digit is a square. > >I give up. Is the answer 88? Please help. > >Thanks > I don't think it could be 88 since 8 is not a square. But it might be 101 since 101 is palindromic and 1 and 0 are squares. I don't think however that the answer is a unique number. It could also be 141 or 191, etc. There'd be infinitely many mathematical possibilities, although not reasonable ones, perhaps. Fun Cynthia

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