Don’t be a fool by the small size of the Rubik’s cube as it looks really easy to sort out but can drive you nuts while solving it if you aren’t following any proper method to get it sorted out. Popular among kids, teens, and tweens, the Rubik’s cube is a unique combination of mental satisfaction and entertainment at the same time. Without further ado, let’s get our thinking hats on and drive into the crazy world of the Rubik’s cube and its technical step wise solutions.
Facts about Rubik Cube
- Rubik’s cube was invented by Erno Rubik.
- It took Erno Rubik nearly one month to solve Rubik’s cube himself.
- In Rubik’s cube, there are around 42 Quintillion possibilities in which only one correct solution exists.
- Rubik’s cube is usually solved Layer by Layer.
- Rubik’s cube has been invented 30 years ago but is still a bestselling toy puzzle for kids.
- Rubik’s cube consists of 26 pieces of puzzle game.
- Three types of pieces are used in Rubik’s cube which are Corner piece, Edge piece and centerpiece.
- The movement sequence during solving Rubik’s cube is called an Algorithm.
- Rubik’s cube consists of six sides of the puzzle which are Up, Down, Left, Right, Front and Back.
- The notation for Rubik’s cube puzzle are U,D,L,R,F and B.
How to Solve Rubik’s Cube Algorithm 2×2
Pocket Cube also is known as 2×2 Rubik cube is a much easier level of puzzle solving as compared to 3×3 Rubik cube. Actually, 2×2 Rubik cube is a Rubik cube without edges and the centerpieces so basically the logic of solving 2×2 Rubik cube is somewhat similar to the solving methods of 3×3 Rubik cube.
The 2×2 Rubik’s Cube (Pocket Cube) Solution
It’s better to begin solving 2×2 Rubik’s cube with the help of below stepwise guide before attempting 3×3 Rubik’s cube.
Step 01 – How to Solve the First Layer of Rubik’s cube
Randomly choose a color from where you want to start solving Rubik’s cube of 2×2 algorithm. Suppose you choose the Red color. Select any corner that has this chosen color and try to other bring three corner pieces to it. In order to verify your first move, please check that the sides of the corner pieces should fit each other (not only the specific chosen color).
Step 02 – Placing Last Pieces in Correct Orientation
Once you solve one layer, flip the Rubik’s cube upside down. Flipping the cube has the purpose to direct the last layer pieces in sequence. In contrary to the first step, the permutation of the corner does not matter. In order to verify if you got the correct outcome, the opposite of the chosen color will be completed. By using this case, one can get seven possible solutions of the last layer. However, the Rubik’s cube can be solved by using any one possibility.
Step 03 – Permutations of the Last Layer
Permuting the last layer is what we intend to do in this step. All you have to do is to look for any two corners that are permuted in the correct manner i.e. same color on mutual faces and the same color on two adjacent faces.
Summarized three steps to solve 2×2 Rubik’s cube are solving the First Layer, Orienting the last layer and solving the final layer. These above three steps will get you to the destined solution of 2×2 Rubik’s cube. Try learning the algorithm by heart so that you can speed up your cubing skills to impress your friends and family.
How to Solve Rubik’s Cube Algorithm 3×3
It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t yet tried solving Rubik’s cube be it a successful attempt or a failed attempt. Below six very easy steps will guide you to the way of solving 3×3 Rubik’s cube.
Step 01 – Get to Know the Rubik’s Cube
Edge pieces: 12 edge pieces located in the middle row and these are pieces with two colors.
Corner Pieces: 08 corner pieces located at the corner of the Rubik’s Cube and these are pieces with three colors.
Center Pieces: 06 centerpieces located at the center of the Rubik’s cube.
Smart Hint: Centerpieces are always located opposite to each other i.e. White opposes Yellow, Orange opposes Red, Green opposes Blue.
Step 02 – Let’s Get the White Cross Sorted
To make a white cross with the pieces on Edge of Rubik’s cube should match the centerpieces.
Step 03 – Solving the White Corners
On Up face, there should be White cross making Up face solved by White corner pieces.
Step 04 – Sorting the Middle Layer
Now you have a complete White layer on the bottom so you can proceed to solve the middle layer by trying to position edge pieces in the correct order.
Step 05 – Sorting the Yellow Face
For getting the yellow cross, you need to match the top Up face of your cube to all the yellow pieces and then following the sequence in the correct manner. In case you get no yellow pieces in the Up face of the Rubik’s cube then you must be having Yellow pieces on the left corner on the left face.
Step 06 – Locating Yellow Corners and Edges
Your goal in this last step is to solve the Rubik’s cube completely. All you have to do is to locate at least two corner pieces in the right location on Up face. On getting all four corners in the right place, go forward to the next sub-step.
Now if you are getting one edge piece in the correct position and other three edge pieces in incorrect position then please position the Rubik’s cube in the Backface. Now you need to determine if you want to move the pieces in clock-wise or anti-clockwise movement so that you can get the correct pattern. Congratulations on getting the correct pattern of the Rubik’s cube by doing just like that (Wink!).
How to Solve Rubik’s Cube Algorithm 4×4
4×4 Rubik’s cube algorithm is the next level of solving the cube which is also known as Rubik’s revenge. Before you start solving 4×4 Rubik’s cube which is an advanced level of solving 3×3 Rubik’s cube. Follow all the rules previously mentioned of 3×3 Rubik’s cube solving method. Only two steps distinguished between solving 3×3 and 4×4 Rubik’s cube is that you need to twist two layers of the corresponding faces and next is to move the internal layer with correct positioning.
Step 01- Sorting the Center Pieces
Try solving the first center block and choose any random color to begin with. If you have mastered solving 3×3 Rubik’s cube then you will face no major problem during solving the centerpieces.
Step 02 – Coupling the Edge Pieces Together
Identify identical twin colors and pair the edge pieces up while keeping the edge blocks completely worthless in Step 02 only.
Step 03 – Sort 3×3 Rubik’s cube Method
You will get the shape of the Rubik’s cube very similar to 3×3 Rubik’s cube so all you have to do is to start solving with 3×3 Rubik’s cube guide stepwise by considering center blocks as single centerpieces and edge pieces as single edge pieces. Solve only till the last and it will slowly get you towards solving the whole Rubik’s cube at once.
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