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# Palindromic Date

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Age 7 to 11

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The number $2002$ is palindromic because it is the same read from left to right as it is read from right to left.

There was one date in February of the year $2002$ where the eight digits are palindromic if the date is written in the British way (dd/mm/yyyy).

This is not palindromic written the American way (mm/dd/yyyy).

Is there any palindromic date written the American way that year?

Find the next occasions when palindromic dates occur written in each way and the number of days between them.

This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.