# 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 each section of the square. Solving a Rubik's Cube may be frustrating, but when you know the technique, the algorithm, it will become an easy puzzle for you to solve.

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

## Solving The Puzzle

### Face 1

1. 1
Concentrate on one layer first. Let's work on the color white for this example.
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2. 2
Place four white colored squares on the four edges. The movement of placing all four white at the sides is limited to a maximum of eight moves, on average five to six. Rotate the cube 180 degrees, so that now the cross is at the bottom. This movement will not require an algorithm.

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Focusing on the first layer, you will now solve every four corners. This step will result in the completion of the first layer.

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You must complete the first layer and the other layers, although not complete also jive with the color, meaning their colors are also grouped according to their colors.

### Middle Layer

1. 1
Working with the middle layer will exclude the yellow part. Here you will need to use algorithm. The first algorithm is symmetrical with the second algorithm. You apply the algorithm to position the edges that are in the wrong group or place.

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Your Rubik's cube should have the first two layers solved.

### Last layer

1. 1

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Find two adjacent corners that have similar color patterns, except the top color, which in our case is yellow.
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Working with the two squares with similar colors, group them into their respective color. These 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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Identify if the two corners in front are in their proper position. Swap them if necessary. This makes green color on the right side, blue on the left side.

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Apply the same step with the two corners located at the back. Turn the orange side to face you. And swap the two front corners if necessary. Another method: if the back pair and front pair of the corners require swapping, you will only need one algorithm.

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Turn the corners clockwise. Make one algorithm, then it will result in four yellow squares at the top.

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You may also use a symmetrical algorithm which is a counter-clockwise turn.

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Correct turns:

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Wrong turns:

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Correct turns:
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Wrong turns:

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If the colors are in the correct groups, you are finished. But if there is still one edge that is not correct, you can use an algorithm.

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If all the four edges are not properly positioned, do the algorithm once on any side. And this will result in only one edge that is positioned properly.

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For the last step, perform two algorithms.

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If all the edges have been flipped, do the "H" pattern algorithm on any side, and then another time to completely solve the Rubik's Cube.
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You're done solving the Rubik's Cube.

## Kinds of Cubies

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The squares in a Rubik's Cube are known as Cubies. The colored stickers attached to it are called facelets.
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Centers are the middle squares. These are located at the center of the cube. They are composed of six pieces and only have one facelet.
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Corners. From the name itself, these are the squares located at the corners of the cube. There are eight corners, each having three facelets.
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Edges. These squares are located in between every pair of adjacent corners. They are composed of 12 pieces, each having two facelets.
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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==speed cubers

• Ernő Rubik' Rubik invented Rubik's Cube in 1974. Accustomed to thinking in three dimensions, he was a sculptor and a professor of architecture.
• Solving a Rubik's Cube is done layer by layer.
• The Rubik's Cube reached the height of its popularity in the 80s.
• Speedcuber, Feliks Zemdegs from Australia, holds the world record when he solved the puzzle in2011 in 5.66 seconds. Feliks put its record in 2011. He is from Australia.
• Some Rubik's Cube Masters can solve the Rubik's Cube blindfolded, while others can solve the puzzle with their hands tied behind the back, using their feet to manipulate the cube.

## 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 starting 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 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 in a similar direction 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.
1. Solve the middle layer edge and the first layer.
2. Understand the algorithm for the last layer corners wherein you need two algorithms to be done.
3. Use algorithm for the final layer edges, wherein there is no edge that is properly placed.
4. Understand the algorithm wherein the last layer is turned.
• To speed up solving the cube, permute the edges and corners.
• Another 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 an ongoing challenge to solve the Rubik's cube in the least 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. To improve 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.

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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 cannot 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 completely 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. You probably don't actually have a Rubik's Cube.

### 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 can I solve a 3x3 Rubiks cube fast?

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