# Checking a Number for Palindromic Behavior

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Mon Oct 19 21:55:40 CEST 2009

```On Oct 19, 12:41 pm, Ethan Furman <et... at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> gslindstrom wrote:
> > On Oct 18, 5:56 pm, Gary Herron <gher... at digipen.edu> wrote:
>
> >>Benjamin Middaugh wrote:
>
> >>>Thanks to everyone who helped with my query on reversing integers. I
> >>>have one more simple problem I'm having trouble solving. I want to
> >>>check a number for palindromic behavior (reading the same backwards
> >>>and forwards). So if I have an integer 1457 it can tell me this is not
> >>>the same from both ends but 1551 is. I think the simplest way would be
> >>>to work inwards from both ends checking digits for equality, but I
> >>>don't know enough (yet) to do this.
>
> >>>All help is much appreciated.
>
> >>>Benjamin
>
> >>This problem (and the OP's previous problem) are probably homework
> >>problems.   If so, it was unethical for the student to ask for a
> >>solution here, and it was careless of several responders to provide a
> >>solution.   Let's not make the same mistake this time.
>
> >>Gary Herron
>
> > Could be.  Or, like me, they could be working the Project Euler
> > problems.  IIRC, many of the solutions involve checking for this type
> > of thing.  I'd like to see the OP's work before we give our solutions,
> > though.
>
> > --greg
>
> Absolutely.  I have no issues asking for or receiving help for
> apparently simple problems, but a description of what has been tried,
> preferably with code snippets and results, should be included with the
> request.
>
> ~Ethan~

I agree such info *should* be included, but if it is
I can answer without such info, I will do so (although
perhaps while mentioning that the next time including