math challenge

Week of June 10 to 16, 1996

Soothsayer's Prophecy

Artemis writes her dates in the format mm/dd/yyyy.

Thus, she writes January 1, 1996 as 01/01/1996 and September 30, 1996 as 09/30/1996.

A reputable soothsayer has told her, and Artemis believes him, that the end of the world will come the next time the date reads the same backwards as it does forwards.

When does Artemis think the world will end?

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Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 18, 1996 by 12:00 PM (Pacific Time).