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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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Step 1:

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To get how to solve the Rubik's cube i will explain to you how this method solves it.
Most people think you solve the cube face by face but that is wrong you are supposed to solve one face then layer by layer.

the blue picture below shows the notation of moves that make up an algorithm

first things first you need to get the cross it doesn't matter what color it is as long as you have a cross where the colors on the sides match

Note: what I mean by the colors on the side matching is if you are solving the red faces cross the color of the edge piece should match up with it's side

Step 2:

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Now you will need to get the rest of the first side

to get the white piece up to where it needs to be
the algorithm for it with the green side facing you is

R, Fi, Ri, F

the algorithm for the bottom picture is

F, D, Fi, Di, R, Fi, Ri, F


these are algorithms that I invented

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Congratulations you have solved the first side  but that isn't very impressive so lets go on.
Now you need to flip the solved side so its on the bottom so you can get the edge pieces aligned also known as the second layer

you need to find the edge pieces that belong in the middle row

you need to find an edge piece and line it up with its color
if it has to the right the algorithm you need to use is
U, R, Ui, Ri, Ui, Fi, U, F

if it has to go to the left use this algorithm
Ui, Li, U, L, U, F, Ui, Fi,

now do that to all the edge pieces
you are 2/3rd's of the way done

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Now you have the first 2 layers finished

you now need the top cross
keep doing this algorithm until the top cross is solved
F, U, R,  Ui, Ri, Fi
now you should have the top cross

to solve the top face of the Rubik's cube you will need to do this algorithm
until the top of you Rubik's cube looks like the  picture then turn the whole cube to the right and do the again. if the top of you cube is solved your good but if it isn't get turn it so it looks like the picture then turn it to the right then do the algorithm again
R, U, Ri, U, R, U, U, Ri
now all you need to do is get the 3rd layer done

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Now you have the first 2 layers and the top  your so close

if you have a combination like the orange side  where there is only one one odd piece turn the top layer so it is on the back side then do this algorithm
Ri, F, Ri, B, B, R, Fi, Ri, B, B, R, R, Ui

Now your cube should look like the 2nd  and 3rd picture with 3 faces with only 1 piece off
go to the opposite face off the one fully solve face and if the odd piece has to go to the right  do this algorithm

F, F, Ui, L, Ri, F, F, Li, R, Ui, F, F

If it needs to go left do this algorithm

F, F, U, L, Ri, F, F, Li, R, U, F, F

Step 6: Finished

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Congratulations You have now solved the Modern day mystery; The Rubik's Cube
but if all this went right over your head try checking out this link it does a very good job explaining how to solve it          http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/3x3_guide/

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Champ 35410 days ago

hi

Champ 35410 days ago

If you are unable to solve the rubik's cube, then i got a cube solver for you guys (I can solve the cube) http://ruwix.com/online-rubiks-cube-solver-program... Go to this website. It is awesome. Got lots of other stuff too

JaceB15 days ago

If you need help go to: https://www.rubiks.com/uploads/general_content/Rub...

for the easiest solution to your cube. My best time with those algorithms is 0:01:00:01 (aka 60.01 seconds) and that's with a Rubik's brand cube.

JaceB JaceB12 days ago

Oh Yeah!!! Learning nothing else but the algorithms in the link above i got 51.25 seconds as my newest record

JaceB JaceB11 days ago

YES new record: 45.34 seconds

JaceB JaceB11 days ago

YES new record: 44.09 seconds

JaceB JaceB10 days ago

YES new record: 38.22 seconds also switched from the Rubik's brand speed cube to my new Dayan Zhanchi 55mm

JaceB JaceB10 days ago

YES new record: 32.55 seconds

Amaan 122 months ago
how to solve this?
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What type of cube do you have

i use a mini Dayan Zhanchi 55mm

JaceB Amaan 122 months ago
OwenS6 JaceB17 days ago

that was very helpfull

it took a bit of work to figure out what the cube actually looks like, but try this.

rotate white center counterclockwise, orange clockwise, yellow counterclockwise, orange counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise, blue clockwise, yellow clockwise, blue counterclockwise, green counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise, green clockwise, pink counterclockwise, yellow clockwise, pink clockwise, yellow clockwise, blue counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise, blue clockwise, green clockwise, yellow clockwise, green 180 degrees, yellow clockwise, green clockwise, yellow clockwise, orange clockwise, yellow counterclockwise, orange counterclockwise, pink clockwise, yellow counterclockwise, pink counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise, blue counterclockwise, yellow clockwise, blue 180, yellow counterclockwise, blue counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise, orange counterclockwise, yellow clockwise, orange clockwise, yellow counterclockwise, pink counterclockwise, yellow clockwise, pink clockwise, yellow clockwise, green clockwise, yellow counterclockwise, orange clockwise, yellow clockwise, orange counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise green counterclockwise, orange clockwise, yellow 180, orange 180, yellow counterclockwise, orange 180, yellow counterclockwise, orange 180, yellow 180, orange clockwise, blue counterclockwise, orange clockwise, blue counterclockwise, pink 180, blue clockwise, orange counterclockwise, blue counterclockwise, pink 180, blue 180, green 180, yellow counterclockwise, pink clockwise, orange counterclockwise, green 180, orange clockwise, pink counterclockwise, yellow counterclockwise, green 180

should solve the cube assuming there are no typos

I have the same cube!but different colour!
Cristineyee21 days ago
How to do this?
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go to: https://www.rubiks.com/uploads/general_content/Rub... for the simplest algorithms.

JonathanS2317 days ago

Whats the simple sequence to complete the rotation of these last 2 pieces please?

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take it apart then put it back together

aidanbae16 days ago

i am stuck too

aidanbae16 days ago

i have no idea

JonathanS2317 days ago
aidanbae17 days ago

me stuck on cube

aidanbae17 days ago

hi

miladm218 days ago

http://www.youcandothecube.com/downloads/Solution_Guide.pdf

Cristineyee21 days ago
How to do this?
Cristineyee21 days ago
How to do this?
So who cares if you have an IQ of 120 I'm 10 and my IQ is 131

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.

actually IQ is dependent, the max for an adult is 200, for a kid is significantly higher, because kids brains are more flexible and and still growing, and it is believed you can change your IQ all the way up to age 25 when your brain is done forming

My IQ is 148 so.....

I dont see you posting a solution , putz. Old saying: if you dont have anything constructive to say dont say anything
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JimM163 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.
kamenski1 month 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.
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