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Rubik's Cube Solution

 

Welcome to my Rubik's Cube Solution page. Here, you will learn how to solve the Rubik's cube in a simple and clear-cut manner. Below are videos which guide you through the process.

It is very difficult to write down every step required, coupled with pictures. For this reason, I'm going to enlist the help of expert Dan 'pogobat' Brown and his helpful videos. There are two parts to this tutorial. Be sure to listen very carefully, especially during the starting and last steps. I messed up the start twice and the final step four times before I got the idea. This can be very frustrating, but if you persevere, you will eventually complete the cube. Good luck!

Below the videos, you will find summaries, algorithms and a final discussion.

How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part One)

 

How to solve a Rubik's Cube (Part Two)

 

I hope this tutorial has helped and you enjoyed trying to solve your Rubik's Cube.

Summary

1. Solve the green cross, making sure the colours on the sides of the cube are in line.

2. Solve full green side.

3. Finish first two layers of four sides.

4. Make blue cross.

5. Switch top centre pieces to respective sides.

6. Switch corner squares to respective sides.

7. Fill in the rest of the blue squares. Everything should come together in the end if you complete the last step correctly. It's like magic, but there actually a deep-rooted mathematical reason.

Common Algorithms (in chronological order)

Ri Di R D (Step 1)

Fi U Li Ui (Step 1)

Ri Di R D (Step 2)

Ui Li U L U F Ui Fi (Left side Step 3)

U R Ui Ri Ui Fi U F (Right side Step 3)

F R U Ri Ui Fi (Step 4)

R U Ri U R U U Ri (Step 5)

U R Ui Li U Ri Ui L (Step 6)

Ri Di R D (Step 7)

Final Problems and Queries

You may be a little confused, as I was, about the final step Ri Di R D. Although there is nothing wrong with the way that the cube was done in the video above, Dan explains it clearer in Rubik's Cube Questions Once Again Answered. He also describes a possible way to fix the cube after it doesn't seem to work out in Response to a question about the Rubik's Cube.

You may be wondering about how quickly Dan's Rubik's Cube moves. This is because he puts petroleum jelly (also known as Vaseline) into his Rubik's Cube. This greatly enhances its flexibility and speed. Click here to see Dan's demonstration, as well as a faster way to complete the cube after you've seen these two videos.

 

Posted by Webmaster on Friday, April 9, 2010.

 

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