Palindromic Odometer Puzzler


#1

The number of miles driven is also a palindrome in the solution they’re looking for.




099990
100001

999999
000000 also works.


#2

Guess that’s not the answer they were looking for!


Of course, the answer could also be:

299992
300003

399993
400004

499994
500005

etc, etc.

#3

Those are some keystrokes you’ll never get back, but of course you’re right.

They weren’t looking for it, but I still think 099990 is clevererer, because it makes the number of digits sort of a red herring.


#4

I was really counting on
999999
000000.

Tommy shouldn’t be driving fast ANYWHERE!


#5

I must me missing something. The question was “How far did he drive that morning?” and as far as I can figure your “clevererer” answer is exactly the same as the one given on the show.
100001 - 099990 = 11
200001 - 199991 = 11


#6

It’s clevererer because it turns the number of digits into a red herring. As I said.

100001 - 99990 = 11
200001 - 199991 = 11


#7
200001 - 199991 = 11
I don't think so

#8

Didn’t want to nitpick.


#9

101 to 111 = 10


#10

But, isn’t it that neither 000101 nor 000111 is a palindrome?