|A) 17756||B) 17576|
|C) 12657||D) 12666|
Answer: B) 17576
The first letter from the right can be chosen in 26 ways because there are 26 alphabets.
Having chosen this, the second letter can be chosen in 26 ways
The first two letters can chosen in 26 x 26 = 676 ways
Having chosen the first two letters, the third letter can be chosen in 26 ways.
All the three letters can be chosen in 676 x 26 =17576 ways.
It implies that the maximum possible number of five letter palindromes is 17576 because the fourth letter is the same as the second letter and the fifth letter is the same as the first letter.