# You can move only two matchsticks in the given picture. What is the highest number you can form by doing it ?

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You can move only two matchsticks in the given picture. What is the highest number you can form by doing it ?

posted Jul 8, 2015

## 11 Solutions

511108

solution Sep 20, 2015
801115 is higher than this one. it is an acceptable solution, though not the best
answer. you can get way too high numbers by moving just two sticks.

this is as original 9900

solution Jul 8, 2015
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solution Aug 23, 2015

by rotating one matchstick of first zero (0) it becomes nine. removing one stick from eight (8) and placing in 5 would make the former and the latter both nine. hence 9009

solution Aug 10, 2015

511108 by moving upper and lower stick at number 0 (zero), to make number 1 (one).
but if you flipped your phone or monitor upside down, you can get 811105 which is higher than 511108.

solution Nov 20, 2015 by

move the middle of the 8 to the back of the 5 to make 6000

solution Jan 19, 2016 by anonymous

The highest number possible is
9800

solution Feb 23, 2016

9909 IS THE LONGEST NUMBER

solution Mar 30, 2016

Nine Thousand Eight Hundred is the highest number by moving only two match sticks

solution Jan 20

By moving the top and the bottom sticks of zero [0] to make 8 from the 5 at the beginning it becomes a 7 digit number of 8111118 which is the highest of all the solutions so far

solution Jan 20
that means 4 sticks but question is about two sticks
I think I have moved only two stick one the horizontal one from  the top of zero and other again horizontal one from  the bottom of what was once zero and now u. These two match sticks have been placed to make 8 out of five and number of digits to 7 and the number 8111118.

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