## Palindromic Squares

A palindrome is a word, phrase, or number which reads the same backward or forward. The squares of 10, 11, 12, and 13 fit the bill. It breaks down after that since 15 squared is 225, and 51 squared is 2601. Why only these 4 or arguably 3 numbers? Does this give credence to the notion that base 10 is an innate numerical matrix to our reality? Did we invent the decimal system or did we observe patterns in the numbers themselves and organize them according to nature? What is it about ten that makes numbers so easily scalable and calculable? I found this gem in a book by Marty Leeds. I added the ten squared to it. It works of course if you put two zeros before the one on the right side. It’s weird how this works for 10, 11, 12, and 13.…