# HOW TO SOLVE RUBIX CUBE

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You won't find easier solution ever. All you have to do is learn 6 algorithms.

Just scroll down to discover how.

# THE SIMPLEST METHOD

Your step-by-step guide:

### GET FAMILIAR WITH THE CUBE

### NOTATION

### SOLVE THE PUZZLE

### PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE

# GET FAMILIAR WITH THE CUBE

Take the time to get to know how the cube works for yourself, without looking at the instructions. See how much of it you can solve by yourself. After a little practice, most people find that they are able to complete a face by themselves. After a while, you’ll start to see the following:

### FIXED CENTER PIECES

### EDGES AND CORNERS

### LAWS OF PROBABILITY

### A STRAIGHTFORWARD STRATEGY

# NOTATION OF THE RUBIK’S CUBE

# THE ALGORITHM AS LETTERS:

The algorithm as letters: We’ve given each face of the cube an initial according to its name. A single letter means rotate the face clockwise, while an apostrophe (e.g. R’) means rotate the face counterclockwise.

**F** = Front

**R** = Right

**U** = Up

**B** = Back

**L** = Left

**D** = Down

**U** = Turn the Up face 90 degrees clockwise.

**F’** = Turn Front face counterclockwise.

**R2** = Rotate the Right face halfway (180 degrees clockwise).

# NOTATION OF THE RUBIK’S CUBE

### THE ALGORITHM AS LETTERS:

The algorithm as letters: We’ve given each face of the cube an initial according to its name. A single letter means rotate the face clockwise, while an apostrophe (e.g. R’) means rotate the face counterclockwise.

**F** = Front

**R** = Right

**U** = Up

**B** = Back

**L** = Left

**D** = Down

**U** = Turn the Up face 90 degrees clockwise.

**F’** = Turn Front face counterclockwise.

**R2** = Rotate the Right face halfway (180 degrees clockwise).

# 1. SOLVING THE YELLOW EDGES

First of all, you should solve the edge pieces of one color. You can do it in any order you like, but for reference purposes, we’ll be doing the yellow edges.

### CORRECT

### INCORRECT

### F R' D' R F2

### F' R' D' R F2

### R' D' R F2

# 2. SOLVING THE YELLOW CORNERS

With the yellow edges in place, the next step is to solve the yellow corners to complete your first face.

### CORNERS SOLVED

### R' D' R D

Bring the corner into position below where it belongs (Front-Right-Up corner) and repeat the above algorithm until it pops into its proper place. While this R' D' R D trick always works, it may take quite some time.

### F D F'

### R' D2 R D R' D' R

# 3. SOLVING THE MIDDLE LAYER

Up until now, you should have found things fairly easy, but things get a little trickier now, and this is where most people get stuck and give up. However, by thinking things through, and considering where each piece will end up, you’ll be able to overcome the problem.

For the middle layer, you’ll need to learn the two algorithms below. They work symmetrically to each other- the right algorithm sends that particular edge piece up to the Front-Right position from the Front-Up position, whereas the left algorithm does the same but sends the piece to the Front-Left.

### RIGHT

### U R U' R' U' F' U F

### LEFT

### U' L' U L U F U' F'

### U R U' R' U' F' U F - U2 - U R U' R' U' F' U F

# 4. THE TOP CROSS

### F R U R' U' F'

### DOT

### "L" SHAPE

### LINE

### CROSS

# 5. SWAPPING THE LAST LAYER EDGES

match up with the side colors just yet.

edges:

### R U R' U R U2 R' U

# 6. POSITIONING THE LAST LAYER CORNERS

need to position them- orienting them will be our final step.

### U R U' L' U R' U' L

# 7. SOLVING THE CUBE!

### R’ D’ R D

piece is in the right position.

piece is solved, and then do the same for the last two corners.

corners in place.

impress friends and family!

# SUMMARY

### LEARN NOTATION

**F**ront, **R**ight, **U**p, **L**eft, **D**own, **B**ack

**R** – Right clockwise

**U’** – Up inverted

### 1. YELLOW EDGES

A. **F R’ D’ R F2**

**B. F’ R’ D’ R F2**

**C. R’ D’ R F2**

### 2. THE YELLOW CORNERS

A. **R’ D’ R D**

**B. F D F’**

**C. R’ D2 R D R’ D’ R**

### 3. THE MIDDLE LAYER

RIGHT – **U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F**

LEFT –**U’ L’ U L U F U’ F’**

NO EDGE PIECE

**U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F – U2 – U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F**

# LEARN NOTATION

**F**ront, **R**ight, **U**p, **L**eft, **D**own, **B**ack

**R** – Right clockwise

**U’** – Up inverted

# 1. YELLOW EDGES

###### A. **F R’ D’ R F2**

###### B. **F’ R’ D’ R F2**

###### C. **R’ D’ R F2**

# 2. THE YELLOW CORNERS

###### A. **R’ D’ R D**

###### B. **F D F’**

###### C. **R’ D2 R D R’ D’ R**

# 3. THE MIDDLE LAYER

###### RIGHT – **U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F**

###### LEFT –**U’ L’ U L U F U’ F’**

###### NO EDGE PIECE

**U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F – U2 – U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F**

# 4. THE TOP CROSS

# U' R' U' F' U F - U2 - U R U' R' U' F' U F

###### 1. **DOT**

###### 2. **SHAPE-“L”**

###### 3.**CROSS**

###### 4.**LINE**

# 5. THE LAST LAYER EDGES

# R U R' U R U2 R' U

# 6. THE LAST LAYER CORNERS

# U R U' L' U R' U' L

# 7. SOLVING THE CUBE!

# R’ D’ R D

# 4. THE TOP CROSS

# U' R' U' F' U F - U2 - U R U' R' U' F' U F

1.**DOT**

**2.SHAPE-“L”**

**3.CROSS**

**4.LINE**