Over the holidays, my six-year-old received the puzzle Digits in a Box. It is a lot of fun to try and puzzle out but sometimes I just want to put it away in the box. I’ve created this page with one answer for when I want to clean up.

## Digits in a Box Answer

### Step 1: Line Up the Numbers

Line up the numbers in the order **5 8 6 0 2 3 7 4 1 9**

### Step 2: Flip over the Two and Three

Flip over the 2, so it looks like you have two 5s and flip over the 3.

### Step 3: Stack the First Five Digits

Stack up **5 8 6 0 2** in that order

Continue stacking all of the first five digits

### Step 4: Insert the Three

Stand the 3 up and insert it into the stack from the side

### Step 5: Insert the Seven

Turn the 7 upside-down and insert it into the stack from the top

### Step 6: Add the Four to the Side

Add the 4 to the side so it nests with the end of the 7.

### Step 7: Add the One to the Side

Add the 1 to the side, next to the 4.

### Step 8: Add the Nine to the Side

Add the 9 next to the edge of the 3 that sticks out.

Debbie says

Thank you so much for your solution to Digits in a Box. I bought this many years ago and recently found it in a drawer in my classroom. Although he did not find the solution, this kept my most difficult students engaged for the last month of school. I too was unable to put it back together. Thanks for your help. Now it’s all ready to challenge my students in September.

Sal Ferrarello says

Hi Debbie,

I’m happy to hear my posted solution was helpful to you in your classroom. Thank you for all you do as a teacher.

Heather says

Thank you, Sal!

Sheila says

Thank you for this easy solution.