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What is the largest number you can create with 0000 by moving only two sticks?

How about... If that's unrealistic...
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What is the largest number you can create with 0000 by moving only two sticks?

How about: As in,
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Make 37+32=55 correct by moving one match

Super easy: Where: By:
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Unexpectedly Difficult Matchstick Problem

I think the answer is:
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Make 37+32=55 correct by moving one match

A little of a stretch but by
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Make a square with matchsticks!

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Make 37+32=55 correct by moving one match

Technically, you could change this to by
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Don't settle for a billion

Here's one way to make something quite big:
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9-5=5? Matchstick problem

Another solution:
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Make 37+32=55 correct by moving one match

Just to prove that this is impossible (without some creativity), I wrote a python script to solve these: ...
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Make a square with matchsticks!

The answer is:
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How many matchsticks need to be removed so there are no equilateral triangles?

@hexomino's answer is correct and well-reasoned, as always. Here's another approach, which to me feels much more.. "axe-to-the-head" is what I'd call it in my native language, so I thought ...
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Yet another matchstick puzzle: 14 = 5

so
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9-5=5? Matchstick problem

Here's one way: For the image-impaired:
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An animal out of matchsticks

Nice one! Here is my solution:
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Four matchsticks puzzle

You so that Like this:
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Billion Matchsticks

Similar to BreakingMyself's answer, but I think this is what you were looking for:
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Yet another matchstick puzzle: 14 = 5

Could it be
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Four matchsticks puzzle

Move like so: giving which is
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Yet another matchstick puzzle: 14 = 5

We all have our preferences for how numbers in writing look, right? :)
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Billion Matchsticks

A quick and dirty answer, hopefully this is it!: As you can see, just two matches moved to create '1,000,000,000' :)
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Don't settle for a billion

6^1110G Where G is Graham's number
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Matchstick rearrangement: Zero to Hero

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Move only 2 matchsticks to find the equality

Another way moving $2$: Or similarly:
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Unexpectedly Difficult Matchstick Problem

Here's a rather "basic" answer:
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What is the largest number you can create with 0000 by moving only two sticks?

Move the top and bottom matchsticks from the 3rd zero to make: Where the first two characters are B's thus: BB110 And BB refers to the Busy Beaver Function The Busy Beaver function is non-computable ...
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A simple Matchstick puzzle

It seems to me that
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What is the largest number you can create with 0000 by moving only two sticks?

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A simple Matchstick puzzle

Hmmm... a lateral-thinking tag? And creative thinking needed? Okay, why don't we...
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Yet another matchstick puzzle: 14 = 5

as you said I never take no for an answer.
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