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### Does the Rubik's Cube in this painting have a solved state?

Oo, this is a good one. Let's do some analysis: We can see the centres of three sides, and the relative positions of the centres cannot be changed, so we know that when/if this cube is solved, the ...
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### How can one solve a Rubik's cube without relying on guides/algorithms?

There are three techniques that allow you to come up with useful move sequences for solving a cube. Conjugation This is where you already have a move sequence that does one thing and allows you to ...
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### Mathematical Proof of a Rubik’s Cube

The question is a bit unclear - it sounds like you're asking "Given a sequence of moves A, is there always some number of repetitions of A that will get you back to the start state?" This is ...
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### How do I solve this cube?

Took a bit of time to assemble a cube with that pattern, but it can be solved:
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### How many cubes can we fit in?

The answer is Because I do hope the explanation and pictures suffice with no real need for a geometrical argument, because I'm not sure I can give a rigorous proof. This solution was found by ...
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### Will tiles on a solved rubik's cube always be in the same position?

You shouldn't think about the cube in terms of tiles, but on the mini-cubes it is split into, sometimes called cubies or cubelets. There are 26 of these (3*3*3 minus the center), and there are 3 types....
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### CSE Hex Cube Puzzle

At last, this is solved. Let's first look at something on the solved cube Face by face... Given that, let's just try the following : Still looks like gibberish I was stuck a fair while here, ...
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### Barely Illegal Rubik's Cube State

We can see Therefore But the centre pieces tell us that Which is a contradiction. Therefore this cube cannot be solved.
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### Adjusting wrongly assembled Rubik's Cube

There is never a particular piece that is the wrong one, but you can find out how to fix it. There are three conditions that a solvable position must satisfy. The permutation parity must be even. ...
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### Rubik's cube's face into date

A Rubik's cube has six faces, so there are six different colors to work with. This suggests to me that it's So I changed each of the dates into Thus the colors represent: Read the pattern from the ...
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### How do I solve the top yellow layer of the Rubik's cube?

I'm afraid this is not possible to solve using normal moves. Two things could have happened: 1. The cube was taken apart or some pieces popped out, and then it was reassembled incorrectly. 2. The ...
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### Can you make a Rubik's Cube pattern with a 4 color flower on every side?

Something like this?
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### Worst way to solve Rubik's in one algorithm

It seems like you are trying to find One such example that satisfies this is In particular, As mentioned by armb in the comments, there is a good answer here discussing the maximum orders for an \$n ...
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### Can you solve this Rubik's cube from inside of it?

The password is First, solve the Rubik's Cube. Now to find the password.
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### One Hundred Prisoners and a Rubik's Cube

They simply decide on 98 different valid Rubik's cube states at the beginning of the game and denote them 1 to 98. On the first day, the prisoner leaves the cube in any state apart from the pre-...
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### How many cubes can we fit in?

I believe you can place You can do so by
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### How many cubes can we fit in?

My answer is This is reached by
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### Flags in all faces in rubik cubes

To start off, we can reduce the number of flags to look at with some simple deductions. The only national flags able to be made on a rubik's cube, would be ones of either 3 horizontal or vertical ...
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### How can I switch 2 yellow corners that are on the same face of a 3x3 cube?

Is everything else on the cube solved? Because if it is, this isn't solvable. Swapping just two pieces (applies to both corners and edges) on a regular 3x3x3 Cube isn't possible. It is possible to ...
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### How can one solve a Rubik's cube without relying on guides/algorithms?

Logic Every method for solving a Rubik's Cube comes down to algorithms at some stage. These algorithms are a set of moves which you memorise and perform when a set of criteria is met. For example, ...
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### How can one solve a Rubik's cube without relying on guides/algorithms?

I can speak as someone who solved the Rubik's cube "without knowing the rules behind it". I solved it by myself, when I was in high school, with no instruction beyond watching some guy solve it one ...
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### What's wrong with this parity?

You have both OLL and PLL parity that can occur on all even layered cubes (4x4, 6x6, 8x8, etc.) Use the following algorithm to fix the OLL parity: ...
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