A palindromic number is a number that is the same, backwards and forwards, e.g. 12321. It so happens that for almost all numbers, repeatedly adding a number to its reverse eventually produces a palindromic number. For example:

78 + 87 = 165

165 + 561 = 726

726 + 627 = 1353

1353 + 3531 = 4884

Enter a number into the dialog box and it will start the process of repeated addition until the a palindrome is produced. Note: don't enter the number 196.