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Ok, So you've got yourself a cube, You don't have a clue how to solve it, and it's just sitting on your desk collecting dust. Most people think the Rubik's Cube is some kind of complex math puzzle that only geniuses can solve. It's not! With the help of this Instructable, you'll able to solve the 3x3 Rubik's Cube in a split-second! Well, maybe not that fast, but you will still impress your friends and get some attention. Let's get straight into it!

Step 1: Notations

The first step in solving the 3x3 Rubik's Cube is learning what all the faces and moves are represented by.

For example: The Front Face in the image above is represented by the letter F. Pretty simple. Here is a list of all the faces and their notations below:

  • F - Front face
  • R - Right face
  • L - Left face
  • U - Top face
  • B - Back face
  • D - Bottom face

When you see just a single letter such as F with nothing beside it you turn the Front face 90˚ Clockwise. If there is an Apostrophe after the letter such as: F', you turn the Front face 90˚ CounterClockwise. If you see a 2 next to the letter like this: F2 You turn the Front Face 180˚ Any direction.

For simplicity's sake, we will only be using the Front, Top, Left and Right faces in this tutorial.

<p>it helped alot because i have one and i would sit there and stare at it and get so pissed off </p>
<p>I haven't solved it yet </p>
<p>It takes a bit to get the hang of it, but once you do and with a bit of practice you can consistently get solves under a minute.</p>
<p>This is very helpful, but there is an error in the 2nd algorithm of Step 4. You have: U R U' R U' F' U F - it should read: U R U' R' U' F' U F which now works for me. Great guide though, thank you!</p>
<p>Thanks for telling me! I'll resolve it ASAP.</p>
<p>You're very welcome! I've managed to solve it a few times thanks to your solution.</p>
<p>my math teacher has a desk FULL of them, and every now and then i tease him by taking one and mixing it all up, but he's cool with it, he's practically a robot now! he solves those things in under a min! once he showed me step by step (in math class!) how to solve it, i finished but i barely remembered anything, i had my mind set on finishing it. :D </p>
<p>Awesome! BTW I have rebranded. I now have a youtube channel called Cubed Cubing. If you want to check it out. Also I'm now solving around 28 seconds. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp86ecXOW6TtOLHwFPAuY1A once i reach 100 subscribers you get to change the channel link so if I reach that before you go to my channel and the link douser work anymore just search me up on google+, Youtube, my website: http://cubedcubing.wixsite.com/cubedcubing</p>
<p>I don't get on how to solve the cross!!! </p>
I have almost solve it...
Nice tutorial.... Shows all the ways I use for solving the Rubik's cube :)
<p>Thanks so much.</p>
<p>Interesting. I always wondered how to solve these.</p>
<p>Thank you! I'm glad this helped you.</p>

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