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									 How To Solve
A Rubik’s Cube
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                              abdul arfan
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Solution Steps:
Notation
1 . First Cross
2 . Bottom Corners
3 . Middle Layer
4 . Top Cross
5 . Top Middle Pieces
6 . Rotating Top Corners
7 . Flipping Top Corners




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Notation
T = Top
B = Bottom
FL = Front Left
FR = Front Right
BL = Back Left
R = Back Right




When a letter is presented without an apostrophe (‘), turn that side of the Rubik’s Cube 90 degrees
clockwise. If a letter is presented with an apostrophe (‘) then turn that side of the Rubik’s Cube 90
degrees counter-clockwise. For example, the directions might say (FL BR FL’). This means turn the
Front Left side clockwise, turn the Back Right side clockwise, turn the Front Left cube counter-
clockwise. Each side is rotated as if you're looking at that side! There will be pictures to help you with
each step.

When a letter is presented without an apostrophe (‘), turn that side of the Rubik’s Cube 90 degrees
clockwise. If a letter is presented with an apostrophe (‘) then turn that side of the Rubik’s Cube 90
degrees counter-clockwise. For example, the directions might say (FL BR FL’). This means turn the
Front Left side clockwise, turn the Back Right side clockwise, turn the Front Left cube counter-
clockwise. Each side is rotated as if you're looking at that side! There will be pictures to help you with
each step.




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Step One (First Cross)
This step, along with the next step, are the hardest steps and very difficult to teach. After these steps
however, it takes very little thinking to solve the rest of the cube, so please bear with me on these first
two steps.

Solving the first layer of the Rubik’s Cube is something you need to do on your own. Just remember
that the very center piece of each side of the cube is that side’s respective color. To make it easier on
yourself, match each color to the correct side. For example, in the "After" pictures below the green
color of each piece is on the green side. along with the yellow and red colors. The center piece doesn’t
move, so you must bring all of the other pieces of that color to that side. Below is a move that often
gets people stuck on this step.

Before Picture                      The Move                             After Picture
                                    FR’ T FL’ T’




Look to see if there is a corner piece on the bottom of the cube that belongs on the top. You do this by
checking the three colors on the corner piece and making sure they match the colors on the respective
sides on the top. You may need to move the pieces around a little to get a piece to be in one of the two
positions demonstrated in the pictures, but once you do follow the provided step to move it up to the
top. Make sure you are looking at the correct starting picture.




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Step Two (Bottom Corners)
Look to see if there is a corner piece on the bottom of the cube that belongs on the top. You do this by
checking the three colors on the corner piece and making sure they match the colors on the respective
sides on the top. You may need to move the pieces around a little to get a piece to be in one of the two
positions demonstrated in the pictures, but once you do follow the provided step to move it up to the
top. Make sure you are looking at the correct starting picture.

Before Picture                     The Move                           After Picture
                                   B FL B’ FL’




                                   B’ FR’ B FR




                                   B’ FL’ B FL B’ FL’




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Situation One:




Situation Two:




Situation Three:




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Step Three (Middle Layer)
Before you start this step, flip the cube over so the side that is complete is now the bottom. In the
picture this is the green side. Now turn the top layer of the cube so you match up a middle piece's color
with the color of that side (this piece MUST also have the color of the adjacent side on the top). For
example, match the top yellow piece with the red on top to the yellow side. This will make an upside
down “T” with one color. We will move that top middle piece to the correct spot on the middle row in
this step. There are two ways to do that depending on which side the “T” is on when looking at the
Rubik’s Cube. Make sure to find the correct starting picture before doing this step. (Repeat this step
with all four sides)
                          Before Picture             The Move                  After Picture
Situation One:                                       T’ FL’ T FL T FR T’
                                                     FR’




Situation Two:                                       T FR T’ FR’ T’ FL’ T
                                                     FL




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Situation One




Situation Two




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Step Four (Top Cross)
The next step is to now get the top color of the Rubik’s Cube (not the top layer) to have a cross. In the
pictures it is the blue side. You start out by facing a side of the cube that has a blue (or whatever your
top color is) in the top layer in the FL position. It is okay to have a blue is the FR position as well, but
the key is to make sure there is a blue on that FL side. You then follow the steps from the pictures
below. Just doing the solution for this step once most likely won’t be enough. You may have to repeat
the steps a few times until there is a cross.

Before Picture                      The Move                             After Picture
                                    FL FR T FR’ T’ FL’




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Step Five (Top Layer’s Middle Pieces)
Once you have the cross at the top, the next step is to put the top layer’s middle pieces into place on all
four sides of the Rubik’s Cube. This step, like the previous step, most likely will need to be repeated
several times. A useful tip that I use is when you have two adjacent sides in the correct place, rotate the
cube in your hands so they are in the BR and FR positions, then repeat this step once more. The top
pieces are all in the correct order but need to be rotated around the cube until they are with their
respective colors. HINT: when performing this step, keep in mind that the side facing away from you
doesn't move.

Before Picture                      The Move                            After Picture
                                    FR T FR’ T FR T T FR’




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Step Six (Rotating the Corner Pieces)
Now that your top middle pieces are in order, you need to rotate the top corners so that they are in the
right place. Don’t worry if the colors are in the wrong spot within the corner pieces, just worry about
putting the corner pieces in their respective spots on the cube. We will rotate them so the colors all
match up in the next step.

The trick to this step is that the corner that is farthest from you doesn’t move. The front three corners
switch spots in a clockwise rotation.



Before Picture                      The Move                            After Picture
                                    FR’ T BL T’ FR T BL’ T’




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Step Seven (Flipping the Corner Pieces)
You have now made it to the seventh and final step, flipping the corner pieces. This move only flips the
right two corners. Once you have those two correct, you will need to flip the cube so the two unsolved
corners are in the two right spots.

Before Picture                     The Move                              After Picture
                                   BL T BL’ T BL T’ T’ BL’ FR’ T’
                                   FR T’ FR’ T’ T’ FR




   Congratulations! You have just learned how to solve the Rubik’s
                               Cube!




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