Mathematical Research Letters
Volume 11 (2004)
Almost All Palindromes Are Composite
Pages: 853 – 868
We study the distribution of palindromic numbers (with respect to a fixed base $g\ge 2$) over certain congruence classes, and we derive a nontrivial upper bound for the number of prime palindromes $n\le x$ as $x\to\infty$. Our results show that almost all palindromes in a given base are composite.