# Probability that a number and its digit reversal are relatively prime

What is the probability that a number and its digit reversal are relatively prime in base b?

The natural conjecture (stated by someone in @optima's suggested discussion) is that except for the "bad primes" (divisibility by which is "palindromic") the answer should be the "usual" $6/\pi^2.$ For $b=10$ $11$ and $3$ are bad primes, though it is not obvious that there are not others. I am not sure why @optima's answer gets negative feedback, since the discussion is quite relevant, and people there have done numerical experiments consistent with the natural conjecture.
I think there are bases $b$ where the probability becomes arbitrarily low. Let $b$ be the product of the first $n$ primes plus one then the difference of $b$ and its palindrome will be divisible by $b-1$ and for them to be relatively prime neither can be divided by the first $n$ primes. So if $n$ is chosen large enough the probability can be made arbitrarily low.