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

**Signing Up**

go to https://www.rubiks.com/uploads/general_content/Rub...

this is so confusing

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

Just go to https://www.rubiks.com/uploads/general_content/Rub...

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.

Just go to:

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

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

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.

do u have a speed cubing instructable?

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

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

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

I am confused!

step 3 makes no sense

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

that mean

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

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.

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.

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