The word "Eve" is a palindrome, it reads the same forwards as backwards
Here is the beginning of the sequence of palindromic numbers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 22, 33, 44
How many palindromic numbers are less than 100?
How many palindromic numbers are less than 1000?
How many palindromic numbers are less than 10000?
Is there a pattern?
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