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# Menacing Matchsticks IX

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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.

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.

### Hint

In order to solve this teaser, you must make a WORD.### Answer

Rotate 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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