# [Go] LeetCode 9. Palindrome Number

Jan 17 · 2 min read

# Description

Determine whether an integer is a palindrome. An integer is a palindrome when it reads the same backward as forward.

**Example 1:**

**Input:** 121

**Output:** true

**Example 2:**

**Input:** -121

**Output:** false

**Explanation:** From left to right, it reads -121. From right to left, it becomes 121-. Therefore it is not a palindrome.

**Example 3:**

**Input:** 10

**Output:** false

**Explanation:** Reads 01 from right to left. Therefore it is not a palindrome.

**Follow up:**

Coud you solve it without converting the integer to a string?

# Solution

At first, I answered with the following codes. ( It is the same method as I used in solving the 7. Reverse Integer. related article: https://medium.com/@fukubaka0825/go-leetcode-7-reverse-integer-eaba9692c9a )

`/* Approach 1: Using simple push and pop(my first answer) */`

/* Time complexity : O(log10(n)) Space complexity: O(1) */

func isPalindrome(x int) bool {

if x < 0 {

return false

}

var rev int

dividedx := x

for dividedx != 0 {

//pop

pop := dividedx % 10

dividedx /= 10

//push

rev = rev * 10 + pop

}

return x == rev

}

It was accepted but I thought it is not good enough when I checked the model answer.

So, I revised my answer to use enough validation and reduce loop counts.

`/* Approach 2: Revert half of the number */`

/* Time complexity : O(log10(n)) Space complexity: O(1) */

func isPalindrome(x int) bool {

if x < 0 || (x % 10 == 0 && x != 0) {

return false

}

var rev int

for x > rev {

//pop and push

rev = rev * 10 + x % 10

x /= 10

}

// Considering about both odd and even cases.

return x == rev || x == rev / 10

}