Moving only 2 matches, what’s the largest number you can make?

It’s all about keeping your brain young!

Maintaining a healthy diet and keeping regular exercise as part of your routine is important to your general health, but keeping a healthy brain is equally important, especially in later life.

Through research with mice and humans, scientists have found that brainy activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain generate new cells, developing neurological “plasticity” and building up a functional reserve that provides a hedge against future cell loss.

We are constantly stimulating our minds through everyday activities such as work, reading and day to day problem solving, but some extra fun in the form of our Friday Brain Workout certainly won’t do any harm. It’s also a nice way to finish the week!!

So on to the answer of this Fridays Brain Workout.

Did you think the answer was 999? It certainly is an answer, but you can go higher!


The highest you can go is 51,181

If you move the matchsticks on the top and bottom from the digit “0” in the centre and use those 2 matches to make the digit “1” after the digit “8.” You end up with 51,181.

Enjoy your weekend guys!


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