I'm a Java rookie floundering my way through my first Java class and I've smacked into a brick wall. I'm trying to write an application to test for numerical palindromes that are 5 characters long. I have gotten the input and output components together but cannot figure out how to do the testing. I'm trying to use loops or if/then statements to compare the first and 5th characters and 2nd and 4th characters to test for the palindrome but don't know how to divide the string into individual characters for the comparison. I was just curious if anybody had any ideas or if I'm going about this all wrong. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance.