# Solve a Rubik's Cube

9 Steps
Rubik's Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnQ Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube" by its inventor, this puzzle was renamed "Rubik's Cube" by Ideal Toys in 1980 [1] and also won the 1980 German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle. It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with some 300,000,000 Rubik's Cubes and imitations sold worldwide. For more info, click here
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## Step 1: The Notations

Before you can build a rubik's cube, you first need to identify what is the parts. There are:

F-Front face
R-right face
U-upper face
L-left face
D-down or lower face
B-back face

All of them to be turned clockwise, except they have apostrophes after the letter, like F', you should turn the front face counter clockwise.and if you had U2, you should turn the upper face twice, regardless on the way of turning. if you are given R'DRD' , you should turn the right side counter clockwise, down side clockwise, right side clockwise, and down side counter. Well, do this ''algorithm''6 times on a cube in solve state, you'll make it solve again. Trust me.
seabananers says: Jul 21, 2010. 9:23 AM
you can't realy tell some one how to solve a rubiks cube with out reversing what you have done
vincent1829 (author) says: Jul 6, 2010. 2:01 PM
i seldom play Rubik's cube this time, since i lost my cube, my preferred method was the fridrich method, my official fastest time was 15.23 sec ,
ramsterrambo says: Jul 2, 2010. 1:11 PM
hey wuzz up pinoy... how fast is ur time. and anong method ang ginagamit mo
bumper44 says: Feb 3, 2009. 11:57 AM
My record for solving is 1:41. Here is a video of me solving it!

lawizeg says: Oct 20, 2008. 1:15 PM
jayro707 says: Apr 26, 2008. 12:48 PM
find it easy to solve here http://youtube.com/watch?v=HsQIoPyfQzM
rickyloh says: Apr 6, 2008. 6:40 PM
The instruction here is sulk! Don't understand.
vincent1829 (author) in reply to rickylohApr 7, 2008. 5:05 AM
im so sorry.. i'll try to make it understandable sorry for the mess i made...
ARVash says: Mar 30, 2008. 5:09 PM
I keep screwing up the last step >---< whyyyyy D:

Which way is D, is it to turn the bottom row ----> or <---- while the cube is flat on the table.
vincent1829 (author) in reply to ARVashApr 3, 2008. 5:54 PM
umm..
try to face the D face, then have it figure which way is the clockwise

in short term, it is ===>...
ok?
dsman195276 says: Mar 13, 2008. 1:14 PM
nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! man that is the method i use. i was going to post a instructable on it!!!!! darn! well what ever. anyway. not bad. the instructions could be better but with pictures i dont know what you could do to make the instructions easer. i do rember seeing a virtual rubix cube that you could edit and put into website with html. any way, +1.
vincent1829 (author) in reply to dsman195276Mar 14, 2008. 9:57 PM
tnx man..
dsman195276 in reply to vincent1829Mar 15, 2008. 8:15 AM
yea. i will see if i can find that virtual cube.
GorillazMiko in reply to dsman195276Mar 13, 2008. 4:13 PM
Hahahahahaha!
dsman195276 in reply to GorillazMikoMar 15, 2008. 8:14 AM
yea yea.
vincent1829 (author) says: Mar 14, 2008. 3:36 AM
hi kuya..
vincent1829 (author) says: Mar 14, 2008. 3:30 AM
can I have a question? did you understand it? it is just a risk so our audience could understand it/./ if not.. i will post another one..