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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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So who cares if you have an IQ of 120 I'm 10 and my IQ is 131

My IQ is 148 so.....

IQ is not dependent on age so your IQ is pretty much constant throughout your whole life. So much for being 10, study hard kiddo LOL.

I dont see you posting a solution , putz. Old saying: if you dont have anything constructive to say dont say anything
JimM162 months 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.

I am the same way. I was reading all of this post and looking at all of the negative comments. Refreshing to see someone acknowledge someone elses work.
kamenski27 days ago
Great tutorial. I have printed and My 7 year old son learned from it. Three weeks later he solving the 3x3 in 3 minutes. Many thanks.
For someone with a self proclaimed 120 IQ, your grammar sure does suck.
Amaan 121 month ago
how to solve this?
I have the same cube!but different colour!
What type of cube do you have
JaceB Amaan 121 month ago
evan66561 month ago
Erinxox_xox1 month ago
How do I solve this?
Stewie88901 month ago

this is so confusing

DianaP25 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 DianaP21 month ago
ST3V3NDC. DianaP22 months 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

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.

JaceB1 month ago

Just go to:

DallasS11 month 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 1 month ago
fishrmanjohn5 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

carrot2692 months ago
Step 5 makes no sense
ChaytonD2 months ago

do u have a speed cubing instructable?

ChaytonD2 months ago

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

sahil kale2 months ago
Paradis3xl2 months ago
Here are the other sides of the cube. For some reason they didn't load on my last post?

That is possibly the most amazing Rubiks Cube I have ever seen @_@

ST3V3NDC.2 months 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

MayaW12 months ago

I am confused!

Paradis3xl2 months ago
Now I'm here. This is crazy
RogerL12 months ago

step 3 makes no sense

Paradis3xl2 months ago
How would I solve this? Mine is a bit more complicated because there are little pictures but I'm stuck?
How to solve this
MacKenzieM6 months ago

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

that mean

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shavyr MacKenzieM5 months ago

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

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