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# Matchstick Puzzle

What is the biggest number you can make by just moving two matchsticks? Just move 2 matches and create biggest score. So, check it out and let me know of your score in the comments.

## Written by Stany Mecwan

1. This solution comes from my 10 year old son and I think this the biggest possible number 8118. You can get this number by removing top and bottom match sticks of 0. Convert first digit to 8, then you get 8118.

• I suppose you could cheat a bit by converting the 5 to a 9 with one match, then doubling up somewhere else with the second – you’d get 9118 that way!

• Yup, This is a biggest score. You have talented son ?

• My older son says you can make 51181 by removing top and bottom match sticks of 0 and making a 1 at the end. 🙂

I now think this the biggest possible number 51181…..Now I am waiting for my hubby to come home:-)

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• Yup, 51181 is also biggest score ,.. keep trying

• You mean there’s a bigger number than 51181????

2. 999 and they should all look the same. Take lower left matches from 0 and 8 and use them to make 999.

3. You can get 989. Take two matches off the 8 – bottom and bottom left. Use one to change 0 to 8 and the other to change 5 to 9. The two 9s will not be identical, but does that matter?

• Yes Does it matter, keep trying you will find biggest score