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15. Palindromes

A car driver notices that her mileage reads 26962. This is a palindromic number and reads the same forwards or backwards.

Two hours later she is surprised to see that another palindromic number appears on the reading.

How fast was she driving?
 

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The next palindromic number is 27072 so the driver has travelled (27072 - 26962) 110 miles. Hence the average speed is 55 mph
 

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