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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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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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What is the name (and brand / year) of this puzzle?

After searching around, going through Hungarian Rings, I finally stumbled on Radosza's Rings, which seem to be educational toys. Link
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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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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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