How to Solve Rubix Cube

Solving Rubik’s cube is very simple if we follow some algorithm correctly. There are several algorithms available in the web or youtube. Out of them, below algorithm appeared to be easy for me.

To follow this algorithm, below points has to be understood.

  1. Center cube and it’s opposite cube never moves. They stay opposite to each other all the time. They have only one side and a single color.
  2. Edge cubes have two colors and will stay sandwiched between two corner cubes all the time.
  3. Corner cubes has three colors and they always are at the corner.

This algorithm goes through three layers. When you keep the cube on the floor, the cubes that touch the floor belongs to first layer. The second layer is above the first layer. Third layer will be the top layer.

Solve the First Layer:

Choose a color for the First layer. I choose white. Use your skill and make a cross at the bottom. Refer Wikihow to form the cross at the bottom face of the cube as shown in below picture.

Correct Incorrect

Refer Wikihow for Second layer.

Solve the Third Layer:

Now you would have got bottom two cube layers done. Let’s now proceed with the last and top most layer.

Make IInd Cross Opposite to First Face.

F→ R↑ T← R↓ T→ F←
  1. Rotate Front towards Right.
  2. Lift the Right Column.
  3. Slide Top Row to Left.
  4. Put back the Right Column Down.
  5. Slide Top Row to Right.
  6. Rotate back Front towards Left.

IInd Cross Arms.

R↑ T² R↓ T→ R↑ T→ R↓ T→
  1. Lift Right Column Up.
  2. Slide Top Row left Twice.
  3. Put Right Column Down.
  4. Slide Top Row towards Right.
  5. Repeat Step 1.
  6. Repeat Step 4.
  7. Repeat Step 3.
  8. Repeat Step 4.

Place Top Corners.

L↑ T← R↑ T→ L↓ T← R↓ T→
  1. Lift Left Column Up.
  2. Slide Top Row towards Left.
  3. Lift Right Column Up.
  4. Slide Top Row towards Right.
  5. Put Left Column Down.
  6. Repeat Step 2.
  7. Put Right Column Down.
  8. Repeat Step 4.

Flip Top Corner Colors.

R↑ T² R↓ T→ R↑ T→ R↓
L↑ T² L↓ T← L↑ T← L↓
  1. Lift Right Column Up.
  2. Slide Top Row left Twice.
  3. Put Right Column Down.
  4. Slide Top Row towards Right.
  5. Repeat Step 1.
  6. Repeat Step 4.
  7. Repeat Step 3.
    1. Lift Left Column Up.
    2. Slide Top Row left Twice.
    3. Put Left Column Down.
    4. Slide Top Row left.
    5. Repeat Step A.
    6. Repeat Step D.
    7. Repeat Step C.
    8. Repeat Step D.

Author: Sherbaz

Being a gadget enthusiast, He always felt good to try new programming languages and techniques. But never goes in-depth anywhere. www.SplitExpense.in was found when he tried php, html, javascript and mysql. Being an electronics engineer, he is also interested to build small gadgets and tools in embedded and digital electronics. As a profession, he handles microsoft sql server database and calls himself a database administrator

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