Rubik’s Cube solution

Have you given up solving the Rubik’s Cube? Or worse, have you end up changing the stickers’ places? In this solution we’ll explain step by step all you have to do to turn your chaotic Cube into a solved one. So, you know, solving the Rubik’s Cube is in your hands!

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Rubik’s Cube pieces

The Rubik’s Cube (please, do not write Rubic, Rubick, Rubrik or Rubix) is a mechanical 3D puzzle that has 6 colors (one for each face) and it’s made of three different types of pieces:

  • solve-rubiks-cubeThe center pieces: there are 6 (in brown in this image), one for each face, and there’s only one of each color. They rotate around themselves and they don’t change their position, so they are always “in the correct position”.
  • Corners: there are 8 (in purple in the image), each one with three different colors.
  • Edges: they are the pieces between the corners (in pale blue in the image). There are 12 edges in the Cube, each one with two different colors.

In total there are 20 pieces “moveable” (12 edges and 8 corners) in the Rubik’s Cube, being all of them different from each other. If we rotate one face, we see that the centers stay in the same place, while edges change to positions where there were edges, and corners change to where there were corners. What I mean to say is that each piece is of one type and that type can’t change (an edge will always be an edge).

Objective: solve the Rubik’s Cube

Our objective is to put all the pieces into their correct place, and with the correct orientation. To know the pieces position and orientation we focus our attention in the centers, which as we’ve said are fixed. For example, the edge that goes between the green center and the red one is the green and red edge, and being well oriented when its green color is beside the green center and the red beside the red center. Consequently, a corner has 3 colors, so its position will be between the centers that have those colors.

Solve the Rubik's Cube

Let’s start now solving the Rubik’s Cube!