Find Out The Highest Possible Number By Moving Only 2 Match Sticks

Match stick puzzles are fun to solve. Just by moving a few match sticks here and there you can change the entire message. Test your ability to think with this match stick riddle.


Find out the highest possible no. by moving only 2 match sticks.

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55 Replies to “Find Out The Highest Possible Number By Moving Only 2 Match Sticks”

    1. the highest is 9909
      remove on stick from last digit to change 8 to 9 and give it to the first digit to convert 5 to 9
      change the second digit can convert from 0 to 9 by moving a second stick

  1. I came to know abt this puzzle very recently. Well the answer I could see is 11^8115, is top and bottom sticks of zero is moved to form 11. These two sticks are placed and the frame is rotated so as to get 11^8115.

    Can you also tell me the smallest possible number ? Surprisingly the answer is not 1.

    1. I came to know abt this puzzle very recently. Well the answer I could see is 11^8115. Two sticks from zero, ie. top and bottom sticks of zero is moved to form 11. These two sticks are placed and the frame is rotated so as to get 11^8115.

      Can you also tell me the smallest possible number ? Surprisingly the answer is not 1.

      Another bigger number we get, if we allow mixed numerals, it Roman and Arabic numeral combination. As shown above, the two sticks taken out of zero are placed to form ‘L’ which in Roman numeral, representing ’50’ Thus the answer could as well be L^8115.

      Can you also tell me the smallest possible number ? Surprisingly the answer is not 1.

      1. If we move the two sticks from zero and place the one at the right end, the no. will be more greater. 508 to 51181

      1. No.
        For 508, the lowest possible number is -9118 ( Zero is made to form 11 by removing to and bottom stikcs of ‘0’, out of which one stick is used to form ‘-‘ sign and another to form 9(from 5).

        Hence the answer for 5008 will be -91108

    1. How is possible…the question says …by moving the match sticks…not by removing….we removing the match sticks here…rite ????

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  5. First of all this is in digital numerical format so it’s impossible to take the top and bottom part of the 0 and keep as 111 coz the template is 8 in digital format..!
    If it was just simple numbers in any other format then 511108 is right.
    So according to the format in the picture the answer should be 9009

    1. First of all, this is NOT digital numerical, the numbers are made with match sticks, and it’s possible to take any part of the “0” or any number, and even a 3yrs old kid can see that you can make a 9900 instead of your 9009.

      PS. my answer is 5171781 (or 8171851 upside-down), is too much to explain you why.

  6. The Highest Possible Number By Moving Only 2 Match Sticks is 800! 3 Tetration

    800! copies of a combined by exponentiation 3, right-to-left.

  7. x=800^(c!)
    rotate 180 degree
    use the lower 2 matches of 5 to make a bang to indicate factorial
    the upper 2 matches of 5 becomes a c written in superscript, indicating exponentiation
    where c=speed of light=3e8
    log x = c! log(800)
    log log x = log log 800 + log 1 + log 2 + … + log 3e8

    i have yet to find another solution that involves AU

    1. Very clever. The only issue with this solution is that factorial can only be applied to integer numbers and the speed of light is not one of them.

  8. Actually 5e98 can be the answer.

    or 5e100 (if allow different font size of digits)

    and one creative answer is 5009! = 8.33356e16358
    The “!” made by two sticks with the lower one placed vertically on the table, and so become a dot when looking from the top.

    However, I’ve another answer of 0000, which is the biggest (in term of area) number.

  9. First, turn it up-side-down, you get 8005, then move the down-left 2 sticks from 8, you get 9005, then move the two sticks to the down left as 11, you get 11^9005. I don’t know how big it would be, it has exceeded what Excel can do.

  10. How about 5^1108. Remove top and bottom stick of first zero to make symbol ^ which means raised to the power.

  11. We can get the highest number by inverting and then move the two match sticks from the first zero(top and bottom) and show it as 8^1105 (8 to the power of 1105), an infinitely high number

  12. If you can put sticks in between, I think you can put it above them, which makes me think that the answer is 51108 raise to 11, or 81105 raise to 11 ( inverted )

    And if the size of the stick doesn’t matter, it could be 11 raise to 51108 or 11 raise to 81105 ( inverted )

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