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    How fast was Joe Riding His motorcycle?

    Joe was riding his motorcycle along a freeway when he noticed that his
    bike had 15,951 miles a palindrome. A palindrome is a number
    or a word that reads exactly the same, either forward or backward. He
    was surprised to notice that his odometer showed another palindrome
    exactly two hours later. How fast was Joe traveling?
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    Re: How fast was Joe Riding His motorcycle?

    I think there is something missing in the question. We can have so many palindromes after 15,951 like, 16061; 16161; 16261 ..... etc.
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    Re: How fast was Joe Riding His motorcycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ibdutt View Post
    I think there is something missing in the question. We can have so many palindromes after 15,951 like, 16061; 16161; 16261 ..... etc.
    Could be that the question is simply poorly worded and they mean to say that another palindrome was not seen until 2 hours later. How fast was Joe travelling?

    Which would yield:
    16061-15951=110\\110/2=55
    Joe was riding his bike at 55 miles per hour. Is that consistent with the answer if you have one, OP?
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    Re: How fast was Joe Riding His motorcycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by ibdutt View Post
    I think there is something missing in the question. We can have so many palindromes after 15,951 like, 16061; 16161; 16261 ..... etc.
    The question did not include a reference to the police pulling Joe off the highway, nor a reference that they did not pull him off the highway.
    So I think the question is complete.
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