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Rubiks cube 2 look PLL - name of this algorithm?

I'm currently learning 2-look PLL and came across this pdf with some algorithms: https://www.cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/4-look-last-layer.pdf I went through and gave names to the algorithms ...
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Minimum effort to detect a solved Rubik's Cube

When writing a program to permute a Rubik's Cube and then subsequently detect whether it is solved or not, what is the absolute minimum amount of programmatic effort required to determine if the cube ...
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How to solve this Rubix cube? [duplicate]

Help!!!! Is this rubix configuration solvable? These are the only two pieces in the wrong place. If the answer is no, what pieces do I need to reconfig to make the cube solvable? Note that my kid ...
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Flip edge in Equator layer

If you use the Beginners' Method to solve the Rubik's cube, and solve the equator layer (the layer between the U-layer and D-layer), it can happen that one of the edges is flipped, like this: ...
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Cube Scrambling

Take a normal 3x3 rubiks cube (the Classic unmodded cube). I know the WCA method for scrambling is to pick a random (valid) cube state and calculate a sequence of moves to go from solved to that state,...
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Rubik's Cube: Does going from one arbitrary configuration to another have same God's Number as solving it?

Assuming two different (valid) configurations for a Rubik's Cube - A and B - does going from A to B directly have the same complexity as solving the cube? Considering solving a cube can be done in 20 ...
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How can I switch 2 yellow corners that are on the same face from a 3x3 cube?

How can I switch there two corners?
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What order should I learn CFOP in?

I have been solving the 3x3 using the beginners method for about 2 and a half months and I was wondering what order I should learn CFOP in. I was thinking of learning advanced f2l first and then oll ...
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Is twisting a corner of a Rubik's cube a valid move?

I believe the question is self-explanatory but I'm asking the question in different contexts. I understand that it makes the 3x3x3 unsolvable if you twist a single corner but there are cases where it ...
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Misaligned Cube: How to fix? [duplicate]

There must have been an accidental turning of corners. Now, I do not know how to turn corners, so that the cube is solvable again. The red and blue edges are the only misaligned pieces.
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Rubik's Scramble Search

Find a scramble which will produce a Rubik's cube fulfilling the following criteria which uses as few turns of faces as possible (Half-Turn-Metric): Each of the six faces show exactly three colours ...
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Can this Rubik's cube be solved? [duplicate]

All sides of the Rubik's cube are solved, except the corners. And these corners need to be swapped.
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How to swap adjacent corners?

I want to swap adjacent corners of U layer, the only thing I care is: position of other 6 corners. I don't care: orientation of all corners position of all edges orientation of all edges The goal ...
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Help to solve rubik cube 3*3*3

How to solve my rubik? Which pattern left?
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Rubik's cube with twisted corner

So I was messing around with my newest Rubik's cube, and I apparently twisted a corner when solving it, and now I don't know what corner it was. If there is someone out there that knows how to ...
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Rubiks Cube 4x4x4 Top Layer Issue - One Edge Pair Flipped

I have trouble with that edge. Please give algorithm or images for solutions for turning it up so that I can form a cross.
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$4\times4\times4$ Rubiks cube Top Layer Issue

The only way i am able to solve is to jumble the whole cube again. If you know the way to solve pls give images or algorithm.
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How to Flip Adjacent Edges like this

Only these two edges are misplaced. Any algorithm to solve this?
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What's the most efficient method to scramble Rubik's Cube to consider it as sufficiently scrambled?

I am enthusiast of rubik's cube but recently I got a question and I thought more opinions would help to settle this discussion in my head. So I scramble the cube, just random twists multiple times and ...
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I don’t know how to solve the last pieces

So, I almost finished a rubik’s cube, but the last 3 pieces are not in their places (green on red face, blue on green face, and red on blue face). Apart from these, the other faces are done. How can ...
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What kind of parity is this? (5x5)

I was just solving my 5x5 cube as always, but at the end I got this configuration and haven't found anything regarding this kind of parity. I am pretty sure all squares are correctly placed and no ...
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Simple 4x4x4 OLL parity algs?

I am learning to solve a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube and I think that the beginner OLL parity alg: (r U2 x r U2 r' U2 l U2 r' U2 r U2 r' U2 r') is a little too complex. ...
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Rubik's cube: rotate 2 opposite corners

Is there an faster algorithm to rotate 2 opposite corners? I can't find anything else but doing the sexy move multiple times.
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Rubik's cube 4x4 parity moves

Note: since asking this question I've purchased several other twisty puzzles and now regret taking the "look up algorithms online" approach to solving - in the end I get much more enjoyment from the ...
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I am stuck with the situation as given in the image

I am stuck as below image. Can this be solved ?
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One corner piece orientation problem - Rubik's Cube [duplicate]

! I have been trying to solve Rubik's cube using beginner's method provided here: https://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/how-to-solve-the-rubiks-cube-beginners-method/ I ended up with just one last ...
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Rubik's cube corners backwards?

After long time i took the rubik's cube and wanted to solve it, but i feel like there is something wrong with the corners. Hope that you smart peapole over there can tell me what's going on.
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Rubik's cube invalid state? Yellow cross starts with odd number of edges

In solving a Rubik's cube, I've been following the standard beginner instructions. I'm now trying to get the "yellow cross" step done (on the blue side, because I started with solving green), but I ...
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Identifying this cube

I have a MoYu cube that goes quite well, but I am unsure what model it is. I have looked everywhere, but to no avail. Pictures for the cube and its insides have been provided. Thanks in advance! (...
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2×2×2 rubik's cube corner is twisted!

Is there a way to solve it? If so how?! I have tried remixing it over and over but I haven't solved it yet :/
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Blindfold Rubik's Cube

While solving blindfold, I'm facing this rather icky situation where a cycle of edge or corner pieces end with an inverted piece. For example, if I start a cycle with B (White and Red) and it ends ...
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Unsolving a Rubik's Cube

A few days ago I picked up a solved Rubik's Cube that I had abandoned due to forgetting how to solve it, and started turning the faces to make nice patterns. A few minutes later, I'd made one - each ...
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How can one solve a Rubik's cube without relying on guides/algorithms?

I am wondering who is able to solve Rubik's cube just by thinking without knowing the rules behind it. As far as I know the inventor Ernő Rubik was professor of architecture and he intended to help ...
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How to Move two Horizontaly opposite edges on Rubik's Cube [duplicate]

I solved my 3x3 Rubik's cube, but then saw that two pieces were flipped and needed to be moved to the other pieces' spot. I have looked for solutions ,but they all are only about different spots. I ...
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Can two corners be swapped using commutators?

This question is about solving a Rubik's cube using commutators and conjugates - it is a question about the group theory of the Rubik's cube, rather than a "how do I" kind of question. This video ...
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What is th GAN 356 X VIP card for? [closed]

I have looked all over the internet but can not find answer to my question. Can someone please help me?!
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A Rubik cube question [duplicate]

I have seen professionals solving Rubik cube they are very fast. I can also solve the cube but I take 1 minute . How to solve it in minimum time is there any algorithm or just practice. Tell me some ...
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How to swap two opposite corner pieces of a solved face?

I have a solved white face but I want to swap two opposite corner pieces of the white face to form a T-shape on the back face. How can I achieve this without messing up the other pieces on those two ...
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Swap diagonally opposite corners of one face without changing orientation and without affecting rest of cube?

I'm not even sure if it's possible to do this or not. I have a hypothetical PLL-situation where I need to swap one opposite-corner pair of a single layer. Like, a V-perm but without moving the edges:...
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How to get faster at 3x3

I am new to speed cubing and would like to figure out how to get faster at cubing based on my personal stats. Which aspect should I focus on? Which principles would be the most useful for me (...
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Flags in all faces in rubik cubes

Anyone knows if it is possible to obtain a diferent country flag in all six faces of the Rubik Cube? Thanks
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What is “God's Number” for Specific CFOP Algorithms on the 3X3 Rubik's Cube?

CFOP: What is God's Number for PLL and OLL Algorithms? I have been "speedcubing" on and off for 5-6 years now using CFOP and throughout my experience have come across many different algorithms for ...
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Can you make a Rubik's Cube pattern with a 4 color flower on every side?

I enjoy putting my cubes into aesthetically interesting patterns (using legal moves, of course). I'm trying to make a pattern where each side has exactly 4 different colors in the following ...
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How can I twist opposite corners on the top face of a 3x3 cube?

I have solved the bottom white layer and the second layer. I have almost solved the top layer also, but I have not able to solve the corner pieces. Normally I can solve this with the below sequence: ...
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My Moyu Aolong V2 speed cube feels wrong after lubricating

I just used some off-brand, hardware store silicone aerosol and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Now, it turns very quickly, but the force needed to turn exceeds the force needed to turn it 45 degrees, ...
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Good/Best/fast single algorithm for this situation. Half Superflip

How can I flip the edges in this picture in one algorithm if possible?
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How to swap the centre squares of a 4x4 Rubik's cube

I'm solving by 4x4 Rubik's cube (aka Rubik's revenge) by reducing it to a 3x3. However, I keep finding that once I've got all the edge pieces paired together I've accidentally moved the centre pieces ...
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How would I flip an edge piece in a 3x3 without messing anything up except for flipping that one piece?

I am new to picture cubes and I want to know how to flip an edge piece on a picture cube 3x3 without messing anything else up. Like here from this: To this:
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Is there a good method to solve this kind of Rubik's cubes?

In the office's kitchen we have a 3x3x3 Rubik's cube that is, well, unusual: instead of simple colours on the faces, there are pictures. While solving the rest of the cube is no different from ...
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Rubik's cube with no squares of same color nearby

It's easy to 'scramble' a Rubik's cube so no squares of the same color are touching each other. The moves U2 D2 R2 L2 F2 B2 accomplish that. A side with no squares of the same color nearby requires ...