Usually, by reversing any number and adding it to the original one it is possible to get a palindromic number after a few steps.

E.g. 64+46=110

110+011=121, which is a palindromic number.It reads the same forwards or backwards.

E.g.

79+97=176

176+671=847

847+748=1595

1595+5951=7546

7546+6457=14003

14003+30041=44044

This is a palindrome. the first number took just 2 steps and the second, 5 steps. but 196 is an exception as John Walker discovered on May 2, 1990.In spite of employing a computer programme to carry out this process of reversal and addition he had to abandon the effort after 2,415,836 steps that yielded a number with one million digits.Still there was no palindrome for 196

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TopNewestThere are many other palindrome like 592,790,394.

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I think 592 is also an exception.

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