# How To Solve A Rubik's Cube!

13 Steps
This instructable will teach YOU how to solve a Rubik's cube!

I will also teach you algorithms that will enable you to make your cube "pretty", which will impress people!

Note: This is only ONE algorithm, although it is applicable to ANY "situation" that can be presented to you on the cube.

Materials:
1 Rubik's Cube
1 Good Memory (if you want to impress people)

Subnote: This method took me 3 days to master, and a week to perfect, working on it about 4 hours a day. I can now solve a cube in under X3X X2.4X 1.37 minutes. (Look Below)

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## Step 1: Getting it all messed up! (use when necessary)

Pretty much just scramble up the cube.

-Don't turn any one side more than twice in a row, then you're being inefficient.
-Don't turn two edge sides the same way, you could have just turned the middle section
-Don't turn only one or two faces, rotate the cube while scrambling to get a better scramble
-If you want the best scramble, scramble the middle rows and columns, that tends to make the solution take longer.

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calligraphyGirl says: Apr 16, 2013. 12:00 PM
If you are still having trouble go to this website and put in your cubes coordinates then follow along as the computer solves it.
http://ruwix.com/online-rubiks-cube-solver-program/?scramble=0221222522366666666231333333512111111356555555444444444&x=1
PRIYAM KUMAR DEKA says: Feb 5, 2013. 10:12 AM
Jimbob111111111 says: Oct 20, 2012. 9:06 AM
This don't make sense you need to rethink your life.
adamye says: Jan 12, 2012. 1:44 AM
It's confusing... a video might make it easier to understand...
Aaqib1 says: Dec 28, 2011. 3:12 AM
The instructions for right should be D' R' D R D F D' F'
ramnath says: Dec 7, 2010. 8:34 AM
1yay i did it 23 seconds i solved it yaay almost in top
rlemaitre in reply to ramnathAug 25, 2011. 4:06 PM
seriously how teach me i need to get it in under 1 min 30 seconds for school
guitarmonk15 in reply to rlemaitreDec 20, 2011. 4:33 PM
anicoletti says: Dec 12, 2011. 9:11 PM
I'm stuck. Anybody know if there's a way to solve this without breaking it apart?
rnolan6 says: Oct 27, 2011. 3:48 PM
Took me a while but I got it. thanks!

This guy here has got to be the world's fastest in this video

take a look
majorson says: Oct 21, 2011. 11:34 AM
Really nice guide, had some trouble with step 8,
But managed to fully solve the Rubik's cube with this:

How to solve a Rubik's Cube Guide

majorson.
gpearl says: Sep 13, 2011. 1:25 AM
this is actually not the perfect way solving cube .....the writer has just tried to modify the original and described in his own method ... once you leanr to solve it you will have your own million ways of solving it ...
kenz_benz says: Jul 9, 2011. 11:00 PM
nope. dont get it....this thing makes me feel stupid. i have no idea what they're talking about -_-
:P
jlower says: Jun 15, 2011. 6:46 PM
I learned how to solve a rubix cube here: http://howtosolvearubixcube.blogspot.com/ Loved the video tutorial :D
ScottNRC says: Mar 8, 2011. 8:12 AM
Struggled after step 8 - but managed to finally get there with some additional help from a video on the official Rubik's website though!:

http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/

How some people do this in minutes is beyond me !
2chanjae says: Feb 27, 2011. 8:39 PM
Try to shuffle it after you do step 6.. I did it for 2weeks 2hours a day and finally could solve the cube...
2chanjae says: Feb 27, 2011. 8:09 PM
It's a bit confusing..
wolfarkas says: Jan 29, 2011. 12:03 PM
in the first picture, the arrows show you which algorithm you have to use. however, they are paired incorrectly.
wolfarkas says: Jan 29, 2011. 10:11 AM
I have a problem. all of my corners but two are in the correct spots facing the correct directions. these two are on non-consecutive corners. they are switched so that it looks like this:

what do i do?
Blackonyx2234 says: Sep 19, 2010. 9:34 AM
why is the white square in the center of the blue? or did i mess up somewhere?
Haagenize says: Sep 18, 2010. 12:40 PM
I'm not sure if you guys noticed, but step 5 is wrong

I've been following the steps, and on step 5, when turning to the right, one of the steps is wrong, its actually
Rock\$tar says: Sep 8, 2010. 1:03 PM
ive been working a while on the rubik's cube also and i have gotten my time down to 50sec.im working on the 20 step process and going to go for the world record.
floryzzz says: Apr 10, 2010. 7:56 AM
I solved it in 1Minute and 40 seconds
And scrambling go the fastet as u do Ri U 10 times
then twist the cube that way the cubes left is front
floryzzz in reply to floryzzzApr 10, 2010. 7:57 AM
PS.
And do it again
kate_27 in reply to BreezeonholdOct 13, 2009. 7:00 AM
Thanks so much, I am finding this more helpful than ANY tut. so far! Ill let you know if I finish it!
kate_27 in reply to kate_27Oct 13, 2009. 9:39 AM
I DID IT! Thanks Breezeonhold!
singabarat says: Aug 30, 2009. 10:11 PM
I dont get a thing out of this tutorial.its all mixed up and unsenseible.
Aug 6, 2009. 6:08 AM
cool moves you can fiind more here: http://rubix-cube.110mb.com/
HitmanSA says: May 14, 2009. 12:26 PM
what you say man is too complicated.i don't even understand the moves.what's the difference between R and R' what does this ' mean?
bman214 in reply to HitmanSAJul 15, 2009. 11:49 AM
' means inverted R means right 90 degrees CLOCKWISE R' means right 90 degrees COUNTER-CLOCKWISE You're Welcome What directions are M and E. Is M up and E right
Rayn3 says: Jul 9, 2009. 7:49 AM
If the notation of the moves in confusing check out http://www.rubiks-cube-solution.com . It shows the moves with pictures and arrows. I love this Instructable though.
suzukisuv says: May 20, 2009. 1:22 PM
I hope this will help me, i will train hard. I have see guy doing rubic cube on youtube with hes feet in 20 seconds. Is that possible.
iPwnU718 in reply to suzukisuvJun 8, 2009. 5:39 PM
all he did was get the finished rubixs cube and messed it up with his feet and reversed the video
vikings84 says: May 16, 2009. 1:46 PM
To get this look, just turn the two outside columns up twice and turn 1/4 turn clockwise and continue until you get the wonderful checkers! then, just do the opposite to solve it... outside two columns turned down twice, 1/4 turn COUNTER-clockwise and continue until its solved! :)
vikings84 says: May 16, 2009. 1:44 PM
In order to get this look to the Cube, all you have to do is move the middle column (doesnt matter what color) up once and rotate the cube 1/4 turn clockwise until you get the centerpiece look to it. you can only do this when the cube is solve, by the way. anyways, to undo this, just pick a side, rotate the middle column DOWN and turn 1/4 turn COUNTER-clockwise until the cube is solved.
laofmoonster says: May 10, 2009. 9:36 AM
There's an inaccuracy in the first cube example... compare to http://www.chessandpoker.com/rubiks-cube-solution.html step 5... it's slightly different
laofmoonster in reply to laofmoonsterMay 10, 2009. 9:41 AM
Also, there's a step missing here, see step 6 from the same link
laofmoonster says: May 10, 2009. 8:47 AM
This was confusing at first. The algorithm switches "1" with the "2" on the left, not the one on the right.
gone-d says: Apr 30, 2009. 10:11 AM
haha im in class looking this up while the teacher doesnt see because im sooo bored just playing wiht a cube in class
Tragety says: Apr 24, 2009. 8:38 PM
My Record right now is about 47 seconds
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