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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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auDI.7.mE3 months ago

one corner piece is remaining no matter how many times i do it

...(cont'd) also, replace the "U"s with "Ui"s if you are converting... I forgot to mention that part in the reversal...

If you get to the pattern that sort of looks like a fish (see the yellow sides to the top of the block in the picture above), you either need to do the algorithm 1 or two more times with the 'nose' of 'fish' is the lower left corner (not the lower right as they have illustrated in the picture). You can (potentially) save a step once you get the fish pointing toward you, if you notice that the alternate block on the face across from the nose has the top color on the front side facing you when the nose is on the left, you can use the steps above, but if not, you can orient the nose like it is in the picture above so the nose goes to the right and the alternate block facing you has the top color, you can use the same pattern, but replace the "R"s with "L"s and the "Ri"s with "Li"s... otherwise, you will have to repeat the same flow twice in a row (once to get the alternate corner blocks prep'ed to be put into the right orientation and once again get them all rotated and facing upward).

Take your cube apart and put the corner in place because someone took your cube apart and turned the corner and there is no way to solve 1 corner.

My friend you got trolled.

Hi there! I find it easy enough to use, but I always have problem with step 5 - first algorithm - Ri, F, Ri, B, B, R, Fi, Ri, B, B, R, R, Ui - is there a mistake here? a letter missing or something?

mreilly1911 days ago

These instructions are incoherent and worthless. Would be easier to randomly twist the Rubik's Cube for several decades than to follow this nonsense. BTW, love how I found this useless article via the mobile site but couldn't find it by searching here. This site sucks.

I love how the imbecile in question "invented his own algorithms".... and just never bothered to outline what they actually mean which negates any value of this rambling blah blah blah. Overall, this article is a great example of the problems with the internet, where a moron thinks he's an expert on something, and bangs out a bunch of babble that means nothing to anyone but himself, and this is somehow then treated as "knowledge" or "an instructable."

Also funny how it's the first result, and the second result is the actual website, more detailed, and has videos which explain it step by step. Did he pay Google to do it for him or smth?

Your a fvcking liar. Your not the inventor of these algorithms. The person who invented these algorithms took one month to solve it and yet you took 1 week. Nice work beating the inventor of the Rubik's Cube to the finish, but that doesn't mean you just be copier.

http://www.rubiks.com/solving-guide/3x3

That's the official website.

sachinp510 days ago

yuppps

DianaP210 days ago

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

Okay, so you have an IQ of 120, and you're making run-ons, punctuation errors, spelling errors, and grammar errors. Nice.

It's because the OP is a moron without any apparent clue how to actually solve, or communicate information about solving a Rubik's cube.

IQ is how good at logistics you are, not your how much you know... But yes, it is pretty annoying.

I have an IQ of 149 and I was scoring perfectly in every thing in AP calculus in eighth grade but I took normal english 1 and had a 73, IQ doesn't measure how somebody follows rules, it measures their ability to create their own rules of principality and determine things from those rules that coincide with pliable and perceivable aspects of life
MacKenzieM1 month ago

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

that mean

'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.
LandonF18 days ago
Awesome bookmarked this page

i was knowin that ,I wasted my time

Who said u to waste ua tym den...if u knew abt that bfr then y did u browsed it? Liar liar pants on fire girls r mad
For a solution guide for the cube visit m.wikihow.com
For a simple guide go to m.dominoes.com
For a simple guide go to m.dominoes.com
These algorithms are not invented by you. you have seen it from another rubik's cube solution guide
NickF41 month ago

I did steps 1 and 2, but when I got the first side done, the first layer wasn't done...

JamlolEF NickF41 month ago
Make sure you put the white pieces on the correct side (e.g. don't put a white and blue piece on the white and red side)
wgruber11 month ago

Is the middle row the second layer? If so, what happened to the first layer?

"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"

This is the part where the directions break down, for me.

KaitoN1 month ago

:-/

KaitoN1 month ago

I don't get this. It's quite confusing.

I literally just joined this site and I absolutely LOVE it. Not only does it have great advice but it has amazing polices...

BlueRobot1 month ago
Not to be mean, but this instructable feels more like a "let me show off" article than a tutorial.

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.

The issue might be that the contributors IQ is completely unnecessary to the tutorial and seems a bit misplaced and tacky. It would be like someone making a dress making tutorial and saying they have the ideal measurements. That being said it's also unnecessary to be rude, though I don't really see any comments that are too out of line.

It's kind of funny you mention sewing. As a teen, I had great fitness and at 5'10" with 36 24 36 measurements, perfect (I thought). I could sew anything and it fit just like the pattern. My mom (shaped like a nice, cuddly mom) wanted me to sew for her, but I didn't know how to fit her shape for a sewing project. She was kind of disappointed since she didn't sew at all, but it wasn't that I didn't want to please her, it was that I could only fit the prepared pattern ( and I am 33 years younger than she is, so youth was on my side). In terms of the IQ thing, the notion that IQ has any import these days is sort of "over". It's a measurement for the 20th century that was found to be bogus at best for any use. Kinda ironic....

I wish I looked at this before I messed up the my cube because now it's all messed up :/

Go on YouTube and look up: How To Hack Your Rubik's Cube. Hope this help because it help me a lot when I needed a fresh start.

NWPC2 months ago
Do you mean you copied the algorithm? I'm pretty sure you didn't create them and you might be a little to full of your self, but I'm glad to see rubik on instructables
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