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An Investigation of Palindromes and Their Place in Mathematics
The Australian Mathematics Teacher
  • Ryan Andrew Nivens, East Tennessee State University
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What do the Honda Civic, the Mazda 626, and the Boeing 747 have in common? What about Weird Al's song Bob, the first name of Miley Cyrus' alter ego, and the 70s sensation Abba? What do all these things have in common? They all contain palindromes. While some people recognise a palindrome when they see one, fewer realise that a palindrome is a special case of a pattern and that these patterns are all around. Palindromes frequently occur in names, both of vehicles and people, and in music.
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© The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Inc. Authors may publish a copy of the work online in their institutional respository. This document was originally published in Australian Mathematics Teacher.

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Ryan Andrew Nivens. "An Investigation of Palindromes and Their Place in Mathematics" The Australian Mathematics Teacher Vol. 69 Iss. 2 (2013) p. 30 - 35 ISSN: 0045-0685
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