Solving The Rubik’s Cube

Are you looking for easy directions to figure out the solution to the rubiks cube? Are you tired of messy algorithms and codes that only a maths guru can figure out?

I’ve put together a guide to solving the rubiks cube which should help you beat the cube once and for all! Follow the instructions below, and you’ll see how to solve the rubiks cube. No fancy formulas, just lots of colourful pictures to illustrate the technique.

Layer by layer

My strategy for solving the cube is to do it layer by layer. If you want to master this same strategy, you should first understand what a layer is. It’s not just a guy who deals with paving and floorboards! Check out this page for an explanation. Then, you are ready!

First Layer Edge Pieces

The first step is to get the edge pieces of the first layer right. Then your cube will change…

From This –> solving a rubiks cube
solving a rubiks cube <– To This!

First Layer Corner Pieces

Then, you’re ready to fix the corner pieces of the first layer. Then your cube will change…

From This –> solving a rubiks cube
solving a rubiks cube <– To This!

Well done! You’ve finished the first layer! Now turn the cube over, and get ready for the middle layer.

The Middle Layer

In the next step, you solve three edge pieces from the middle layer. So your cube will change…

From This –> solving a rubiks cube
solving a rubiks cube <– To This!

Looks good, hey? See the yellow piece on the top face? Actually, he belongs in the middle layer. But if you’re following my strategy, you’ll leave him free for a while. He’d better enjoy his freedom while it lasts, because in just a few more steps, he, too will be back where he belongs…. Mwaahahahaaaa! Ahem pardon me. Let’s go on.

Top Layer Corners – Part 1

The fourth step is to get move the last four corner pieces to their correct places. Your cube will change

From This –> solving a rubiks cube
solving a rubiks cube <– To This…

Ok, it doesn’t look very exciting. But progress has been made – the corner pieces are now all in the correct positions, but they need twisting – they’re facing the wrong ways!

Top Layer Corners – Part 2

To twist the corners, you don’t need any special tools, or techniques that might make people say “cheater” or “Hey, you wrecked my cube! You’ll pay for that!”. You just need to follow these instructions. Then your cube will change…

From This –> solving a rubiks cube
solving a rubiks cube <– To This!

Now, that’s much better!

Top Layer Edge Pieces

Almost there! Now, you move the last five edge pieces into place. Your cube will change

From This –> solving a rubiks cube
solving a rubiks cube <– To This!

Yes, you’ve finally solved the cube! Now, you’re ready for…

The Last, and Hardest Step

The last step is so difficult, you need some careful mental preparation. I suggest…

  • Sit on the sofa, and admire your solved cube.
  • Put it on a coffee table and ask your family members to take a look
  • Call a couple of friends and tell them you finally managed to do it
  • Take a photo or two, to allow for reminiscing later
  • Pick up the cube again
  • Take a deep breath, then…
  • Mess it all up, then go to the top of this page and start again

Only this way will you be on the path to truly mastering Erno Rubik’s famous puzzle.

Sure, it’s nice – very nice – to solve the cube. But wouldn’t it be even nicer if you could be a master cube solver? To unlock forever the secrets of the cube? To always be able to finish it, without books, cheats, hints, or any other help?

If you got this far, all you need is practice, practice, practice…

Anyway, enjoy your cubing, and I hope the tips and tricks on this page have helped you find the answer to the Rubik’s Cube Puzzle!

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