### Brain Teasers

# 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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## Comments

your allowed to look up-side down? sure

It doesn't say you cannot.

i thought GOOGLE was 1 with 100 zeros...

The hint gave it away for me.

jasmin215, GOOGOL is the number.GOOGLE is the search engine.

Did you know that Google misspelled it on accident?

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?

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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