Check if a number is the mirror image of itself

Given an arbitrarily large number, how to check if it is same as it’s mirror image.

For example 101 is a mirror image of itself, where as 1811 is not a mirror image of itself.

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The solution is simple; the number should only contain the digits from the set {0,1,8} because they look the same when read in a mirror and it should also be a palindrome.

Here is the simple program to do this.