Menacing Matchsticks IXTrick brain teasers appear difficult at first, but they have a trick that makes them really easy.
You will need thirty-three matchsticks for this puzzle.
Arrange all the matchsticks into the number 700000, as the number would appear digitally.
Moving only two matchsticks, can you make a value well over 1,000,000,000?
Break the matchsticks.
Stack the matchsticks.
Remove the matchsticks.
Make a factorial.
Make the symbol for infinity (an 8 rotated 90 degrees).
HintIn order to solve this teaser, you must make a WORD.
AnswerRotate the lower-left matchstick of the second 0 horizontally and slide it upwards until it reaches the upper-left matchstick. Do the same for the lower-left matchstick of the last 0, turning it horizontally and sliding it upwards until it reaches the upper-left matchstick.
View the matchsticks upside-down. You should now have the word GOOGOL, which is 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
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