The Rubik's Cube

Have you found it impossible to solve the Rubik's Cube? Or worse, did you need to change the position of the stickers in order to sove it?

If you're sick as a dog because of all the web pages and intricate solutions to solve the Rubik's Cube which lead nowhere we explain step by step everything you need to do to go from a mess to a solved cube. Follow our instructions and you'll be able to assemble a Rubik's Cube in a few minutes.

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First you need to know your enemy: the Rubik's Cube. Here is everything you need to know before starting to solve the Rubik's Cube (also known by the name Rubik's cube or magic cube, but never Rubic, Rubick, or Rubrik Rubix).

The Rubik's Cube has 6 colors (one for each side) and consists of three different parts:

  • Centres: There are 6 centers, one in the middle of each face of the cube, and they have one unique color. They turn on themselves and do not change position, so they are always up.
  • Vertices (or corners): There are 8 vertices, each with three different colors.
  • Edges: they are items that are among the peaks and do not have an angle . There are 12 edges of the cube, each with two different colors.

In total there are 20 mobile pieces (12 edges and 8 vertices) in the Rubik's Cube, which are all different from each other. If we turn one side, we see that the centers have not changed place, while the edges move from positions where there were ridges and peaks to positions where there were peaks. Therefore each piece is a type and cannot change (an edge is always an edge).

Of course the objective is to solve the Rubik's Cube. Our goal is to put all the pieces of the Rubik's Cube in place, and with the correct orientation. To determine the position and orientation of a part we look at the centers, which as we have already said are fixed.

For example, the edge that lies between the green and the red center is the edge with the colors green and red, it is oriented correctly when it has the green near the green center and red near the red center.

Also, a vertex has three colors, so that its position is between the centers with these same colors.

The first step is to get the edges of the first side of the Rubik's Cube.

The first thing to do is choose the color by which we begin to solve the Rubik's Cube. You can always start with the yellow color, but everyone has their taste. From now on, we will use the color yellow for about the first side and white on the opposite side (the side yellow and white are opposites in most Rubik's Cube).

The first step is to form a yellow cross on one side of the Rubik's Cube. To solve this step, you must place the yellow edges one by one in his position. Considers that they should be in a certain order to make the colors match with neighboring centers. A bit like bridge, this game requires a good memory.