The Rubik's Cube has been around since... it was made in... well it's been around for a while. It's one of the greatest puzzles of all time. I didn't really care about it until I was 7 or so when my dad bought me one. I scrambled it and didn't solve it for years. Recently my teacher bought one and took it upon myself to learn the algorithms. In this guide/ how to I'll show you how to solve it.
Step 1: Terminology
The terminology is actually pretty simple to understand. Look at the picture below for the terminology of the actual cube. Throughout this guide I will give you algorithms one of them is R1, D1, R, D. the one next to the letter is telling that you need to turn that face COUNTER CLOCKWISE if there is no one then you turn the face CLOCKWISE. If you see a 2 in front of the letter that means turn the face twice in either direction because it will end up in the same place.
Step 2: The Green Cross
Normally you would just look for the side that has the most done but we'll just start with the green side today. There's no algorithm to solve the cross so you just have to do it. MAKE SURE YOU ALIGN THE GREEN CROSS MEANING IF YOU HAVE A GREEN, RED PIECE MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE RED SIDE ON THE RED FACE! You wouldn't believe how many people screw up their green cross by doing that. Look at the picture below if you don't understand.
Step 3: The Green Corners
Now for the first algorithm. This is the one that I used in the terminology step. First you have to get the right corner under where it needs to go, like in the picture below. Once you have it perform the algorithm R1, D1, R, D. You may have to do this a couple times. Then repeat this step for all of the corners.