# Solve Rubik's Cube

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Rubik's Cube is a challenging game. It has many squares in different colors, and you have to arrange them so that the same colors are all together in one square section. Solving a Rubik's Cube may be frustrating, but when you know the technique in its algorithm, it will become an easy game for you.

You don't have to detach every colored square to reassemble them again. You need to solve it by layer. Work on the first, then second, and so on.

- 1 Face 1
- 2 Middle layer
- 3 Last layer
- 4 Kinds of Cubies
- 5 Facts
- 6 Tips
- 7 Questions and Answers
- 7.1 How to solve the Rubik cube by using Feliks zemdegs algorithms?
- 7.2 Sup garen. my questions too short according to the website?
- 7.3 Why does not it work for my Rubik's cube?
- 7.4 What is the meaning behind moving the cube?
- 7.5 How to solve 3rd layer and make the plus at the down face?
- 7.6 How to solve a 3x3 rubics cube fast?

- 8 Comments

## Face 1

- 1Let's work on the color white for this example.
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## Middle layer

## Last layer

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**Find two adjacent corners that have similar color except the top color, which in our case is yellow.** - 3These two adjacent colors are also the same as they have the same color at the opposite side. In our example, if red is the color of the adjacent side, the similar color at the other side will be orange.
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**If all the edges has been flipped, do the "H" pattern algorithm on any side, and then another time to completely solve the Rubik's Cube.** - 16
**You're done solving the Rubik's Cube.**

## Kinds of Cubies

- The squares in a Rubik's Cube are known as Cubies. The colored stickers attached to it are called facelets.

- 1These are located at the center of the cube. They are composed of six pieces and only have one facelet.
**Centers �" These are the middle squares**. - 2There are eight pieces of these, each having three facelets.
**Corners �" From the name itself, these are the squares located at the corners of the cube**. - 3They are composed of 12 pieces, each having two facelets.
**Edges �" These squares are located in between every pair of adjacent corners**.

- Not all cubes have a similar sequence of colors. The Rubik's Cube used as an example for this article is called a Boy, because the colors blue, orange and yellow are in order in a clockwise direction, wherein blue is opposite from green, white opposite from yellow, and orange opposite from red.

## Facts

- 1The start of playing Rubik's Cube was since 1980s. And for a record, Feliks Zemdegs solve the Rubik's Cube in just 5.66 seconds. Feliks put its record in 2011. He is from Australia. This was amazing since others take minutes, hours, or are not able to solve it at all. They may solve one layer, but only up to that. And others disassemble, then reassemble. And other records include Rubik's Cube masters who can solve the Rubik's Cube even when blindfolded, with hands tied behind the back, and using feet to manipulate the solving.
**Solving a Rubik's Cube is done layer by layer**.Advertisement

## Tips

- Observe the colors of the cube. Familiarize the position of the colors. For example, if the top is white, then red will be in front, and you must be aware that orange is at the back, blue on the right, yellow at the bottom, and green on the left.
- You choose the color side that you are comfortable to start with. As a beginner, you may want to follow the starting color of this article.
- Practice solving the Rubik's Cube so you can familiarize yourself with it. And know and learn from your mistakes. Solving Rubik's Cube may seem to be a difficult task to do, but if you get used to it, and you understand its tricks, then you will be able to solve it efficiently.
- Determine where and what are the colors at the edges, and how to move the edges before you execute your aim. In a contest, the participants are allowed for 15 seconds to observe their cube before the contest begins.
- Understand the procedure of the algorithm.
- For algorithms that are used for the corners at the top layer, you must perform four moves. The end of all the middle layer and bottom layer squares will be at the middle and bottom layer. Twist the upper layer and do a reverse on the first four moves. This procedure will not have an effect on the middle, first, and bottom layers.
- For algorithm used for the top layer. Turning it is similar to the direction required to twist the three edges.
- For algorithm Dedmore "H" pattern, follow the directions of the turned edge located at the upper right and the corners using the half procedure of the algorithm. And do the pair of corners and flipped edge using the left half of the algorithm. You will make five moves, seven moves if you are counting the turns as two moves. Half turn the top portion and reverse the first five moves, and lastly half turn the top part.
- There are also other methods of solving the Rubik's Cube. These methods are faster.
- Solve the middle layer edge and the first layer.
- Understand the algorithm for the last layer corners wherein you need two algorithms to be done.
- Use algorithm for the final layer edges, wherein there is no edge that is properly placed.
- Understand the algorithm wherein the last layer is turned.

- To speed up solving the cube, permute the edges and corners.
- Other method of solving Rubik's Cube is the Petrus method, wherein you make five moves; these are 2 x 22 block, and expand into 2 x 2 x 3, solving the edges, constructing 2 x 3 x 3, then position the corners and edges.
- If you want fast solution in solving Rubik's cube, you may purchase a DIY tool. The kit will adjust the tension and lubricate the cube for you to turn the cube more efficiently.

## Questions and Answers

### How to solve the Rubik cube by using Feliks zemdegs algorithms?

**I want to solve the Rubik cube in just 60 twists like Feliks zemdegs did**

For solving the Rubik's cube, there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible solutions, but only one to twelve of them are the correct ones. Every cube champion has his or her own algorithms, and because there is a race going on for solving the Rubik's cube in the smallest amount of time, all of these algorithms are secrets.

Champions like Feliks Zemdegs and others don't publish their individual styles of solving the cube. For improving your speed, you need to practice more. Some people even practice under pressure too, such as trying to solve their Rubik's Cubes (yes, more than one) under water, or in similarly challenging situations. In fact, the world record for this feat is five cubes solved under water in a single breath. It's held by Anthony Brooks, of the USA, and was done in 1 minute and 18 seconds.

If you have any additional questions, let us know in the Q&A section below.

### Sup garen. my questions too short according to the website?

*Who are you and why did you pop up on my screen*

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### Why does not it work for my Rubik's cube?

*My Rubik's cube does not look like the one on the diagrams, and I cannot solve it using the grids. I have tried: I have tried everything on the page. I think it was caused by: I can not think of anything. *

- If it has more or less than six facets, then it is not a Rubik's cube. It can be a triangle or a Lanlan octahedron, for example.
- If its squares differ in size, then it is a YJ mirror cube.
- if it has more than three rows and columns, then it is a larger Rubik's cube with much harder and absolutely different solutions.
- If your cube is just missing colors, then you can glue colored paper onto it to solve it with the help of our tutorial.
- There are many other variations of other cube puzzles, including snake cubes or YJ wheel cubes.

### What is the meaning behind moving the cube?

* Is there a related reason a child can compare cube movements with?. I have tried: ?. I think it was caused by: ? *

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### How to solve 3rd layer and make the plus at the down face?

* I'm stuck in the 3rd layer. I'm not able to solve it *

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### How to solve a 3x3 rubics cube fast?

* Because I don't now how to solve! *

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