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Solving a Rubiks Cube

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:38 PM
This christmas i got a peculiar gift, even though i said to my family;" Please only the kids gets a gift " Maybe they still consider me one?
I received two boxes and both were square. In fine little packages i opened them, and inside was a Rubik cube, or two. One of them was an ordinary three sided and the other a five sided.

My parents smiled and said;" Now try to figure this one out "

One of my greatest gift i consider is problem solving, inside or outside the box. But the thing is, you need a puzzle to solve it in the first place.
So i looked and looked and found one, or more to the fact i found thousands. But was i going to learn from the start how to solve it?

No, in this day and age we have computer power to do the algorithm for us, so i just placed the numbers and solved the puzzle..

Who would have guessed, what took hours before can now be solved within a minute..
And for the Rubiks cube, well, its for those who needs instructions to follow.

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:43 PM
a reply to: tikbalang

Go toYoutube. Theres a guy that can do it in under 5 seconds...amazing. 4.73 seconds..and theres a few faster.
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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 01:53 PM
My best average time is just at 1 minute. I do top layer cross, top corners, middle layer edges, then flip the cube, make the yellow cross then the set and rotate the corners.

If you're looking to getting into speed cubing then I highly recommend checking out the Fridrich method. But the best advice I could offer would be find what works for you, get it down then start learning the permutations.

Good luck.

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:09 PM
My oldest son has always loved puzzles and such. So he eventually discovered the Rubik's cube. He has the classic one, 5 and 12 sided ones, and one metallic looking that changes shape as you turn the pieces. He solves them all. I think the 12 sided one, he does it under 10 hours... haha

He learned partly by himself, and watching videos.

I can't finish the classic one.

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:18 PM
The algorithms to solve a rubiks cube were made without computer power. Mathematically it's not terribly complicated (at least the 3x3 ones). Some people can examine them and do them blindfolded so... ...

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:19 PM
I used to break them apart and reassemble it, done

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:22 PM
I wanted to punch the guy that invented it in the throat. Lol

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:35 PM
a reply to: mysterioustranger

no those guys aren't solving it with algorithms, they memorize the patterns.


posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 02:39 PM
I've gotten all of it and I didn't cheat. But yea I find it relaxing

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 03:57 PM
This is the only cube puzzle I can solve:

Rubik's Cube for Idiots

The logic puzzle for the rest of us. Comes with solution manual. See more solutions and contribute your own at e^(i*pi) + 5 possible permutations Great gift for very smart people (Your boss, your teacher, and Donald Trump) Automatically wins every white elephant gift exchange.

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posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 05:22 PM
a reply to: TonyBravada

IIRC, the algorithm (steps to reach a solution) was written by a kid who figured a method that worked each and every time. He collaborated with an adult and they wrote the book for solving a 3x3 cube. I struggled for a while and finally purchased the book. I think I was under 13 seconds which was good enough for me.

For the 3x3 RC, the basic idea is to choose a top, complete that with the proper side colors. Then work from the top down. Then there are specific moves to transport the corners around without messing up the top half. Then it is just tedious aligning if the cube is really scrambled.

I probably couldn't solve one now without resorting back to the steps that I learned so long ago.

posted on Dec, 29 2016 @ 07:10 PM
a reply to: Masterjaden

Agreed. Ive never quite understood the method(s) used in solving it.**

**But...Ive seen the stick-on one sided colors so you can stick them on all sides for when friends come over...and you can impress them with you solving it!

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