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Problem of the Week 1237

Palindromic Sums

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Express 314159265358979323846 as a sum of positive palindromes, the idea being to use as few summands as you can.

Note: All integers are in base 10. A palindrome is an integer that is unchanged when its digits are reversed, such as 191 or 2332.

Source: This problem arose from a paper by Cilleruelo and Luca and also William Banks (INTEGERS, volume 16, 2016, A3).

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