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Menacing Matchsticks IX

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Puzzle ID:#39278
Fun:*** (2.22)
Difficulty:*** (2.68)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:calmsaviorAus******

 

 

 



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?

You cannot:
Break the matchsticks.
Stack the matchsticks.
Remove the matchsticks.
Make a factorial.
Make the symbol for infinity (an 8 rotated 90 degrees).
Use exponents.





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Comments

zeepuzzlemasterca*
Nov 25, 2007

your allowed to look up-side down? sure
calmsaviorAus*
Nov 25, 2007

It doesn't say you cannot.
jasmin215**
Dec 20, 2007

i thought GOOGLE was 1 with 100 zeros...
The_Big_Cheese*us*
Feb 03, 2008

The hint gave it away for me.
Starriddlertus*
Apr 10, 2008

jasmin215, GOOGOL is the number.GOOGLE is the search engine.
kubeshAus*
Oct 14, 2009


Did you know that Google misspelled it on accident?
Benjiboo*
Nov 19, 2011

you know the match shapes that are supposed to be the letter g? they look more like a backwards 6 to me anyway nice teaser ive seen 2 menacing matchsticks puzzles so does that mean im a fan?
eighsseAus*
Jan 11, 2014

This is absolutely brilliant. Extremely creative, inventive, complex, and diabolical. How this is only rated around 2.2 stars in Fun, I have absolutely no idea. Saddening.



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