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Algorithms to Solve Rubik's Cube

# Algorithms to Solve Rubik's Cube

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http://www.cs.swarthmore.edu/~knerr/helps/rcube.html

algorithms to solve rubik's cube
I typed this up to show as an example of an ALGORITHM. What is below is all based on Dan Brown's youtube videos.
Notation: -------F = Front side of cube (facing you) U = Upper side L = Left side R = Right side D = Down side green side = side with green in center white side = side with white in center etc... center piece = piece in center of a side corner piece = pieces at the corners edge piece = not center or corner pieces

Algorithm Notation: -----------------F = turn front side clockwise by 90 degrees F' = turn front side counter-clockwise by 90 degrees U = turn upper side clockwise by 90 degrees U' = turn upper side counter-clockwise by 90 degrees 2U = turn upper side by 180 degrees (clockwise or counter-clockwise...it doesn't matter) R = turn right side clockwise by 90 degrees (clockwise, as if you were facing it) R' = turn right side counter-clockwise by 90 degrees etc...

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swarthmore. move on to next edge piece > if edge is in correct spot but flipped. Solve the green side first > start with green side up > find a green edge piece and move it to the Down side > rotate Down side until other color on the edge piece matches the center piece > now twist side 180 degrees to get green edge on green side > if it's all OK.edu/~knerr/helps/rcube.algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www.cs. do F' U L' U' 2 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .html 1.

html at this point.swarthmore.cs. after getting all 4 green edge pieces in place.edu/~knerr/helps/rcube. you should have the green cross on top and all edge pieces should be correct 3 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www.

algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www.cs. solve the other 3 at this point you should have the green side done and all of the first layer done (and all edge pieces matching their correct sides) 4 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .edu/~knerr/helps/rcube.html > fix green side corners: > find a green corner and get it directly under where it should go (match the other two colors on the corner piece to the other two side colors) > with the piece you are working on in the bottom right corner. do R' D' R D from 1-6 times (keeping the same face forward at all times) > once that corner is done.swarthmore.

cs.. > > > > turn green side down. Solve the second layer..edu/~knerr/helps/rcube.algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www. blue side up find an edge piece without blue in it (see ** if can't do this) twist the top blue side so edge piece matches side color with that piece front and center.swarthmore.html 2. look for which side (left or right) matches top color and do one of these: top matches right side: U R U' R' U' F' U F top matches left side: U' L' U L U F U' F' 5 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .

> look at top blue layer for one of these cases: no small L: do F R U R' U' F' to get small L small L: make it top back left. then do this: U R U' R' U' F' U F at this point you should have two layers done! 3. ** if you can't find a top edge piece without blue in it.. the center and two edge pieces 6 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .cs. Solve the BLUE CROSS......edu/~knerr/helps/rcube. do F R U R' U' F' the "L" you are looking for is made up out of three blue pieces.swarthmore.html > repeat for all edge pieces of second layer.algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www. find one that is an edge piece in the middle layer and make it the front-right-middle.

make 7 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .edu/~knerr/helps/rcube. make the lined-up edges the front and back sides and do R U R' U R 2U R' (this should make the two lined-up sides adjacent) if the two lined up are adjacent. make the 3-in-a-row go left to right across the top and again do F R U R' U' F' to get blue cross > try twisting top blue side so two edge pieces line up with their correct sides if you can't get two lined up do R U R' U R 2U R' if you get two lined up.algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www.cs. and they are across from each other.html you should now have three in a row.swarthmore.

8 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .edu/~knerr/helps/rcube. solve the final 4 corners!!! > check the corners to see if they are in their correct locations (even though they may be flipped).html should now have blue cross on top and be able to twist top to get all edge pieces lined up 4. 1.algorithms to solve rubik's cube them the right and back sides and do R U R' U R 2U R' http://www.swarthmore. You should either have 0. or all 4 in their correct spots.cs.

. 9 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .. but you may need to repeat this U R U' L' U R' U' L once if 4: go to next step.html if 0: do U R U' L' U R' U' L with blue cross on top this should get 1 or more corners correct if 1: do U R U' L' U R' U' L with blue cross on top and correct corner as upper right of front face this should get 4 corners correct.edu/~knerr/helps/rcube.cs.swarthmore.algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www.

with a corner to flip in the top right NOTE: always keep this front side the same during the next few steps!!!! do R' D' R D twice and see if that corner is flipped correctly if no. pick a side and make it the front.html > with 4 corners correct (but flipped).cs. turn up face 90 degrees and repeat with next corner.swarthmore.edu/~knerr/helps/rcube. always keeping the same front face (even though it looks like you're messing things up!) 10 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www. do R' D' R D twice again if yes.

cs.algorithms to solve rubik's cube http://www.edu/~knerr/helps/rcube.swarthmore.html NOW TWIST THE TOP AND THE CUBE IS SOLVED!!! Useful links Dan Brown's Videos 11 of 12 27-02-2013 20:07 .

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