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Questions tagged [rubiks-cube]

For questions about the Rubik's Cube and its variations.

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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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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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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 ...
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Magnetic Rubik's cube

Forming a 2x2x1 puzzle block, four 1x1x1 Rubik's cubes were modified to attach with one another in many ways by means of magnets and steel discs. Assemble them first so that all sides are showing the ...
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Password in Rubik's cube

Alice needs a strong password, but she has terrible memory - so she have decided to hide it in a Rubik's cube she happens to carry around all the time Alice starts with a solved 5x5x5 Rubiks Cube She ...
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Best strategy for Multiple Blindfolded 3x3 Rubik's Cube event (WCA)

The MBLD event is quite hard on the technique and the memory , testing the 3x3 Blindfolded method. The cube placement strategy as discussed by few officials stand at : Cube Placement The other ...
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What is the most efficient method to solve a Rubik's cube?

I know there are several different standard methods to solve a Rubik's cube, some easier, some more straightforward. It is known that the minimum number of moves to guarantee a solution is 20. Which ...
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You'll be stuck in this maze, forever (Cubic Cipher)!

Okay, so I mentioned in another puzzle that I created a new kind of cipher, which I refer to as a Cubic Cipher, now that the way to solve it has been established, it's time to ramp things up. As ...
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Axis mirror cube has one centre piece rotated by 90 degrees

In front of me, I have a z axis cube. Sometimes when I scramble and attempt solve it, I end up with one of the centre pieces being rotated by 90 degrees. I know that in principle it is not possible ...
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4x4x4 Rubiks Cube strategy

With a 4x4x4 cube, it's possible to apply the same strategies as for a 3x3x3, either treating it as a 3x3x3 with a double-width middle or else as a 2x2x2 and just working on the corner "quadrants". ...
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What are some benefits of solving the rubiks cube?

I was wondering what are some benefits of speed solving for the person involved in this hobby? I am looking for the information regarding the cognitive benefits of solving the rubiks cube. I found ...
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What is the next method after 3-style in 3x3 Blindfolded?

I have been using the method 3-style for over 2 years, 3-style and I have settled in the range of 25-30 seconds. I wish to permanently become sub-20, and for that I am planning to undertake the ...
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How do I solve the top yellow layer of the Rubik's cube?

I used to solve the Rubik's cube using the standard algorithm. Recently, after a long time I tried doing it again. I did revisit the algorithm to solve the Rubik's cube, but I'm stuck in the top ...
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Chance of getting an “easy scramble” with cross already solved?

I read a blog post recently about the limit of speed-solving records getting to a point that rely on easy scrambles to beat. One of the most obvious head starts would be to get a scramble that already ...
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Can anyone explain me the logic behind a J perm(or similar)?

I learned to solve a Rubik's cube recently by intuition and some basic cube theory (not by myself). At the last step, I use corner 3-cycles and corner rotations to reach the final solved state. I ...
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Swap Rubiks Cube Corners Diagonally Across

My cube has ended up in a position where I need to swap the corners diagonally across to finish the cube. However to my understanding this is impossible. Is there another way to solve this? I tried ...
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Is it possible to scramble a Rubik's cube such that no two squares of the same color are touching?

My friend always insists on scrambling my Rubik's cube "perfectly" before giving it to me to solve. According to his definition, a "perfect" scramble must have no three of the same color touching (...
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Unsolvable enigmatic 3x3x3 Rubik's cube?

Haven't seen this problem on any other video or blog post; need help if you feel up to the challenge. So I have finished the 3x3x3 Rubik's cube using the F2L method ... except the top player two ...
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How do I solve the first phase (corners) of the gear cube when only one corner is out of place?

I got a gear cube and started scrambling with wild abandon. Then I stopped and tried to solve it. I couldn't. I went online to watch YouTube videos. I learnt there are three phases involved in solving ...
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Illegal patterns for the Rubik's cube

It is known that if you take apart the Rubik's cube and then reassemble it randomly, you will end out in one of $12$ cases, among which only one is solvable. The others result in having (1) one piece ...