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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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JimM165 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.

ChaytonD13 days ago

do u have a speed cubing instructable?

ChaytonD14 days ago

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

sahil kale16 days ago
Paradis3xl27 days 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 @_@

DianaP23 months ago

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

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.

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

ST3V3NDC.19 days 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

MayaW125 days ago

I am confused!

Paradis3xl26 days ago
Now I'm here. This is crazy
RogerL127 days ago

step 3 makes no sense

Paradis3xl27 days 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
MacKenzieM4 months ago

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

that mean

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shavyr MacKenzieM3 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.
Droksolana1 month ago
I only got to the 1st part and now I have no idea what to do
Lolmonst3r1 month ago

how do I solve this


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.

tgreenaway1 month 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.

Bruh. I have an iq of 120 too... DOES THAT MEAN IM SMART? :0

kaixiang321 month ago
So if any of you babies wanna cry, go ahead and say something!

Guys, go easy please she's only a little kid. Sweety if you want to impress people, bullying is not the way to go. Two months however is not a record breaker I learned in less than one month and I'm not bragging; but if you want to impress people, you can always learn to play one of Chopin's polonaises in two months and I'll take my hat off to you any day! Take a look at this little girl! :)

yeah dats correct dude i appreciate u

reeces12 months ago

how do I solve this? :(


I hope you saw my other reply but here, there is a new version of the Magic Cube in this page, that's the one that comes with a guide that helped me finish off the yellow side:

reeces12 months ago

how do I solve this? :(

Do you see the yellow center piece? The white next to it (side piece, not corner)? Turn that face to match the center of the color attached to that white piece. For example, if that white piece is connected to a green piece, turn that face (yellow center) and make that piece match the green center, then after that turn that face all the way up to send the white piece to the top right next to the white center. Now side white piece and green should connect. Even with the best intentions, sometimes cubists can't cover everything about instruction. I found that the best YouTube walk-through is made by a guy named: Noah Richardson the video is called: "How to Solve a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube: Easiest Tutorial (High Quality)" don't give up! I found that the yellow side was too hard for me to solve even with that guide. A photo-guide helped with that (the Magic Cube [XREXS brand] guide) wish you luck!!
VaishnaviS2 months ago

this is good but the algorithms are just so confusing

it would be really nice if u made a made a video on this

Hanah and others: someone's stated IQ is your problem? There is a "be nice" policy here. I have an IQ of 143 and it does not bother me at all that someone states a different number. I am here to see what was written about the topic. Maybe Hanah needs to learn some better manners - not an issue of IQ, just social ability. Look up the phrase "be nice". You didn't make that one yet, but there is still time.

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