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How to Solve the Rubiks Cube

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Solving the Rubiks cube only takes seven steps, and once you get good, you will probably be able to do it in 1 or 2 minutes. So, let's get started. The very first step is to know the algorythems. If you don't know what R, F, R' means, then you better check out this site so you understand what it means. Here's the link, http://squidoo.com/aboutrubiks If you check this site out you will deffinately know what I am talking about from now on.

Step 1
So, the first step is the white cross. To get this white cross involves no algorythems. Just plain thinking. There is one rule though, the colored pieces on the white edge peices must match the middle of the colored cube. Here's an example of what I am talking about. *Note* the color should be white instead of green.

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Step 2
The next step is to solve the the corner edges. Before you start solving it, you must turn the white face down, and make sure it stays down. Now, find a corner piece on the top side of the cube. Then depending on where it's at you do a algorythem. Before this though the two other cubes on the other sides, make sure they match the two middle side squares. This is crucial to sloving the white face. Here are some pictures explaining what I am saying. The algorythem to put it on the white face is F' U' F sorry the picture algorythem is wrong follow the writing.
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Another problem you might run into is when the with face is on the the right side. Just match up the colors on each side, and do the algorythem R U R' Hers is another picture to help you.
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The last situation that can be solved is when the white face is on top. This is most difficult algorythem, but still simpler than some others later on. The algorythem for this is R U2' R' U' R U R' Heres another example
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Now, sometimes a white face cube just wants to mess you up and stay at the bottom. When this happens, just do the second examples algorythem and the do whatever algorythem that you have to do whether it's top white, front white, or right white. place it the do the algoryhtem.

Step 3
The next step into solving your rubiks cube is solving the middle edges of the colored squares. Before you try any algorythems though, you must follow two rules. One, you must match the cube faces, and second you cannot move any cube faces with a yellow face. NO YELLOW!!!! The two algorythems are moving back, R' U' R' U' R' U R U R. Movinf the face forward is R U R U R U' R' U' R'. Here are some examples.
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When you run into a problem like the one below, just perform the algrythem R' U' R' U' R' U R U R Also do this if you have a cube on the top, but it has a yellow piece with it. Remember NO YELLOW
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Step 4
Ok, the next step is very simple. There are only two algorythems that you have to do. Either you solve the L or the straight line. Make sure you hold the L so it faces Backwards. And hold the straight line so it is horizontal. the algorythems are L: F U R U' R' F' and the Straight is: F R U R" U' F' Here's an example.
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If you run into no L or straight line, just perform the second algorythem F U R U' R' F'

Step 5
The step after yellow edges, is solving the yellow corners. This step can be solved three ways. There is zero corners, one corners, or two corners. There can never be more than two corners, if there is your cube is unsolvable. If you have an unsolvable cube click on the page that's in the side bar. The algorythems for this step are
0 Corners: R U R' U R  U2 R' (yellow cube must be facing left)


1 Corner: R U R' U R U2 R' ( make sure the one corner is on the bottom left side facing you.)

2 Corners: R U R' U R U2 R' (yellow cube face must be facing you.)
Remember that you may have to repeat these steps more than once to solve the yellow side. Here are some examples
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Step 5
This step is almost the last step.  This step you will need to find headlights. What are headlights? Headlights look like this.
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Ok, now face the headlights towards the back with white still on the bottom. Now, follow the algorythem R' F R' B2 R F' R' B2 R2. If you don't have the headlights, just do the algorythem until you get headlights and then follow the example.
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Step 6 ( last step )
The last step is very easy with only one algorythem to memorize. Before you start, check if you have any sides that don't have headlights and are all the same color. Flip those around to the correct colored side they belong to. Then follow this algorythem. R U' R U R U R U' R' U' R2. If you don't have a solved side, just match all the headlights below and follow the same algorythem. This could take a few times to solve the cube.
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Finished!!!
And there you have it!!! you can now solve a rubiks cube! If you would like to print this out click the button below. Thanks for visiting learning how to solve the rubiks cube. If you would like video help go here.
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