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The Rubik's cube is the best selling toy in the U.S.
some may think it is impossible to solve, even  Erno Rubik didn't think there was a combination to
there are 43,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that is 43 quintillion) possible combinations.
So how can you solve the cube without memorizing 43 quintillion different combinations?
there are things called algorithms that are based on mathematical equations that get pieces to places without messing up the whole cube.
   Some of you may be wondering why i wanted to learn to solve the Rubik's cube, well I am very big into math and I am Very good at memorizing things in fact I have an IQ of 120 but you don't need a high iq to learn how to solve the Rubik's cube. I learn this method last Christmas when I was bored on Christmas break and wanted something to do. It only took me a week to learn to solve it, but it wasn't like I was doing it for a week straight 24 hours a day, in fact i probably spent an hour a day max that's 7 hours max it took me to solve the Rubik's cube. So in this tutorial i will show you a beginners method that I used on how to solve the Rubik's cube and maby later i might teach you an advance method on how to solve it, but you will need to know how to solve it with the beginners method first before you move onto the advanced method.

What You Need
- A Rubik's cube
- an Attentive mindset

 
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How do I solve this?
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Amaan 1220 days ago
how to solve this?
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What type of cube do you have
JaceB Amaan 129 days ago
Stewie88906 days ago

this is so confusing

DianaP24 months ago

I don't understand what you mean by a cross? which sides? which edges? what colors? a picture would be helpful, please!

JaceB DianaP29 days ago

He doesn't explain it enough in the beginning. Also if you have an original rubiks cube, you will notice the colours are on different sides of the cube to his.

To start, choose a colour to solve, I use green. to start this you basically solve all but not the corners (the cross) on the "green" side, then solve the "green" corners.
Edges + centre square = a coloured cross

EDGES.
Look directly at the face of a cube
top layer 2nd square across = edge
middle layer 1st and 3rd square = edge
bottom layer 2nd square = edge
Now apply that to all the faces on the cube.

I hope I haven't made it sound confusing for you.

JaceB9 days ago

Just go to:

https://www.rubiks.com/uploads/general_content/Rubiks_cube_3x3_solution-en.pdf

DallasS110 days ago
Not trying to beat you down but, if you have an iq of 120 points (a.k.a. high end of average intelligence), why can't you use algorithm in the proper context and use it when you are trying to say color pattern? An algoithm is usually a term used when speaking of number reoccurancies in use.
imitheos 10 days ago
fishrmanjohn3 months ago

I haven't a clue as to what your "directions" are saying.....WTF?

They are quite easy to understand once you position the cube in front of you, once you solve the green side, turn the cube so you have green at the bottom, red as front face.
The "i" in the sequence means you turn that face the opposite way (inverted/anti-clockwise), Without the "i" then just turn that face clockwise.
R=Right face clockwise
Ri=Right face inverted / anticlockwise
L/Li=Left face
F/Fi=Front face
B/Bi= Back face
D/Di= Bottom face
U/Ui=Top face
The instructions follow a set of sequences (R Ui Ri U) per stage, bottom layer (easiest), middle layer outer edge, top layer blue cross, top layer sides, top layer corners.
Hope this helps

ummm but it doesnt make sense. if you move the right up then back down you would be at the same place u were before

carrot26923 days ago
Step 5 makes no sense
JimM1629 days ago

I have an I.Q. of 122, I can look at something done once and know how it works and how to repair it. Strangely enough, I can't easily solve a Rubik's Cube and I'm terrible at math. That being said, I love the tutorial.

ChaytonD1 month ago

do u have a speed cubing instructable?

ChaytonD1 month ago

This instructables is very usefull. I'd give it 5 star rating for the heck of it

sahil kale1 month ago
Paradis3xl1 month ago
Here are the other sides of the cube. For some reason they didn't load on my last post?
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That is possibly the most amazing Rubiks Cube I have ever seen @_@

ST3V3NDC.1 month ago

Hi, not sure if you are stating you invented only the first 2 sequences or the whole set of sequences from start to finish, the first 2 you may have done but the rest is pretty standard, I have them on the leaflet that came with my cube, other then that its good you have a tutorial, I'm struggling with the last 4 blue corners

MayaW11 month ago

I am confused!

Paradis3xl1 month ago
Now I'm here. This is crazy
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RogerL11 month ago

step 3 makes no sense

Paradis3xl1 month ago
How would I solve this? Mine is a bit more complicated because there are little pictures but I'm stuck?
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MacKenzieM5 months ago

i dont get what u mean by R Fi Ri F what does

that mean

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shavyr MacKenzieM4 months ago

'i' means that you have to rotate the faces of cube in inverse direction i.e anticlockwise ....

Each letter represents a side (L is left, R is right, F is front, U is the top, D is the bottom, F is the front, B is the back). The i means you turn anti clockwise, if there is no i you turn clockwise.
Droksolana2 months ago
I only got to the 1st part and now I have no idea what to do
Lolmonst3r2 months ago

how do I solve this

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have red face you and yellow on top. Do the following: F Ri Fi L F R Fi Li. Then proceed to step 5 of this tutorial. Alternatively, try proceeding from here.

What if the square on step 2 is in the left side and not the right

Hold it such that the corner to be solved is on the right. Your white corner piece should have white facing the right side(see here). Then just do Ri Di R D 5 times.

tgreenaway2 months ago
You used the wrong your.
IQ*, maybe*, and you'd think that a guy with an IQ of 120 would know the spelling of maybe, or are you just trying for attention?

Or maybe you should learn better grammar before correcting others, yes? Maybe is an adverb which wouldn't have made sense in that context.

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