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

099990

100001

999999

000000 also works.

# Palindromic Odometer Puzzler

**jt1979**#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.

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.

**Seraph**#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

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

100001 - 99990 = 11

200001 - 199991 = 11