How to Solve a Rubix Cube?

The Rubik Cubes was invented by Erno Rubik as a way to help students understand three-dimensional geometry much better. It is an ingenious puzzle device that cannot be solved easily. This is because once the cube is changed from its original position it turns into a complexity that cannot be easily put back in the same shape.

This aspect about the Rubik Cube confounded the creator as well. In fact, it took Erno Rubik, a month to actually solve his own, so very famous now cube. Here are some tips how you can achieve the feat.


There is, of course, a way to solve the Rubik’s Cube. The most popular models of the Rubik’s Cube is the 3x3x3 Cube, also called the Standard Cube. This cube is made up of three pieces which are denoted as the Edge, the Centre and the Corner. It has six faces which are Top, Bottom Front, Back, Left and Right. The cube is made up of three sections which are Bottom, Middle and Top.

Rubix Cube

Solving the 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube begins at the bottom layer. The colors of the cubes at the bottom section’s edges must be coordinated. Next comes the Bottom Layer Corners, which should also be coordinated. After the bottom layer has been set right, the next  section to handle is the Middle section. Only the edge cubes in the middle section must be set right. Following this the edges in the top section of the cube must coordinated. This is actually one part of solving the Standard Rubik’s cube. Once you carry out these steps in this part, you can move onto the second part.

In the second part of solving the Rubik Cube, you have to permute the Top Layer Edges, then coordinate the corners and finally permute the corners to get the completed Rubik’s cube. The last step brings the cube back to its original position, with all color cube in coordination.

The Standard Cube isn’t the only kind of Rubik’s cube available. There is also the 4x4x4 or Revenge Cube, the 5x5x5 or Professor Cube and the 6x6x6 and the 7x7x7 Cubes. However, its is best to get started with the 2x2x2, also known as the Junior Cube, as this is the easiest Rubik cube to learn how to solve. Solving it will enable you to solve the other types of cubes much quicker than otherwise.  You can become a master at solving the Rubik’s Cube, given time and patience. You need to observe the various moves involved to bring back the cube to its original position.

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