Cube

eventually giving up but what if I told

you anyone can solve the Rubik's Cube

with one single algorithm I tested it

myself and it's really simple check it

out okay for starters let's see what a

3x3 cube consists of it has three main

parts center edge and corner to

understand how these algorithms work you

have to learn the Rubik's Cube lingo all

moves are written down in letters that

stand for one 90-degree cube rotation

are right L left you up d down F front

and be back an apostrophe means that the

layer should move counterclockwise by

90-degree no apostrophe means it goes 90

degrees clockwise when there's a number

next to the letter it stands for the

number of turns you should make in the

algorithm I'll be showing you today

you'll only work with the ones in this

yellow zone you can now pause the video

and practice the rotations so here's the

main algorithm for your right hand it'll

be far you are ' you apostrophe and once

again are you are apostrophe you

apostrophe

it's the exact opposite for your left

hand L apostrophe you ' l you and again

L apostrophe you apostrophe L you let's

see what that looks like in real life

right hand are you are apostrophe you

apostrophe and once again are you are '

you ' now left hand L apostrophe you ' L

you and again L apostrophe you

apostrophe L year before you continue

it's a good idea to pause the video and

practice until you can do all these

moves pretty much automatically it'll

help you later on

okay so you'll go through seven stages

in today's algorithm number one white

cross on the bottom number two the

bottom corners number three the middle

layer number four the yellow cross

number five the top layer number six the

top corners number seven the final goal

number one solve the white cross on the

bottom the task here is to put together

a white cross and align its edges with

the right colored Center on each side

here I'll mix it all up first now let's

get started to begin with you have to

put together this sequence that looks

kind of like a daisy

it's really easy and doesn't require any

special algorithms try it yourself then

rotate the top layer with the Daisy on

it

align the right colors of the layers

with the color of the center and rotate

this layer 180 degrees do the same thing

with the remaining whites

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and this is how you get a white cross at

the bottom number to solve the four

corner pieces on the bottom at this

stage you'll have to put the lower

corners of the cube in the right places

and the white side of the cube will be

solved here's where you'll use that are

you are ' you apostrophe algorithm for

your right hand rotate only the top

layer of the cube to find a corner

that's the same color as the Centers of

the other sides and use the algorithm

until the corner is in the right place

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do the same with the rest of the corners

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at the end of this stage you should have

little upside down tees on all sides

ending at the centerpiece number three

solve the four edge pieces in the middle

layer at this stage you'll need to solve

the rest of the middle layer so that the

outer blocks are the same color as the

center in the first case the layer

you'll be working on is to the left on

the top of the target position you must

match it with the right color here's how

you can do it turn the upper part to the

left use the algorithm for the right

hand rotate the cube left use the

algorithm for the left hand in the

second case the layer you'll be working

on is to the right of the top of the

target position you must match it with a

corresponding color turn the upper part

to the right use the algorithm for the

left hand rotate the cube right use the

algorithm for the right hand repeat that

with all the sides and you're done

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number four solve the yellow edges on

the top layer first you put together a

yellow cross on the yellow side of the

cube if you don't see the yellow line

but only a random set of yellow edges

start doing the algorithm as soon as you

see the yellow line start doing the same

algorithm

and this is how you get across number

five solve the four edge pieces on the

top layer now we need to arrange the

edges of the yellow cross so that the

second color coincides with the color of

that side let's get started find one

edge that's already in place rotate the

top layer of the cube to align the edge

with the corresponding color it's

important that only one edge is matching

if two of the match you should use a

slightly modified algorithm to mix the

edges

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again only one edge should coincide in

color keep that one in front of you and

use the same algorithm until the

remaining edges get in the right

positions

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voila

number six orient the yellow corners on

the top layer at this stage the task is

to put the corners in place with the

appropriate colors of neighboring

centers you'll only need to move them

into place you're not solving them just

yet find the corner that's already in

place in this case it's even rotated

correctly but that's not important and

use a slightly modified algorithm until

the corners are in their places

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done number seven solve the yellow

corners on the top layer you're almost

done

all you have to do is solve the corners

rotate the cube so that the yellow side

is facing you you'll work with the

upper-right corner let's solve it corner

by corner don't rotate the cube and do

everything step by step a lot of people

make mistakes at this stage and have to

start all over so be careful use the

algorithm you already know in a slightly

modified order until the corner is

solved once you're done with one move to

the next by rotating the side that's

facing you and using the same algorithm

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rotate the front layer so that all

colors of the cube match and you're done

Congrats

you now know how to solve a classic 3x3

rubik's cube this method will work on

other types of 3x3 cubes too but the

real kicker is that it also helps solve

even more complex ones so just keep

practicing and you'll have it down in no

time did you manage to solve the cube

using this algorithm or maybe you have

your own way of doing it let me know

down in the comments if you learn

something