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Just an interesting question but has anybody here ever solved a Rubik's cube before? I need some serious help with solving one and it is driving me nuts! Anyone have some good tips?
Thats really where i'm having trouble. I can get the top side done and the first layer but i can't seem to position the edge pieces in the middle.When you are done with this, your chosen face will look like a cross of yellow, and above each side's center piece will be that face's color (except for the bottom of course). Then solve the corner pieces for your chosen face. After that you'll have the whole first layer solved. Then, solve the edge pieces for the middle layer (this will be a little harder).
Actually before even reading your post i managed to figure out how to place the middle pieces just by playing with it. I just have the last layer to deal with. By the way the bottom face to the original cross doesn't have to be a cross, right??I can't remember exactly, but I think the way I solved the middle layer was by doing things like L2, U2, R, U2, L2. I think this would work if you can position the piece on the right on the bottom face so that if you were do R the piece would be in the correct position on the front face (of course this would mess up the top face). So, you would do L2, U2, R, U2, L2 and it wouldn't mess up any face. I also think I was able to solve the middle edge pieces by doing opposites one after another...that is, looking down on the middle layer from above, I solved the bottom right edge piece then top left, then bottom left then top right. The last piece was harder to get in the right spot without messing the others up and to tell you the truth, I got it by accident :X!
I hope this helps!
That was my average as well when I used to play with that.I can solve the rubix cube in ~45 seconds.
I do it a bit different:By the way, my method is the layer method. Solve the bottom layer, then middle layer, then top layer.
Take a randomized cube, snap out a single piece, rotate it and replace it. Now give it to one of these 45sec whizes and watch them go crazy! :rofl:Snap appart the cubes, then re-assemble them by snapping them back together.
Hah, I did that once just to mess around with it; later on when I tried to solve it and had forgotten that I changed a single cube, I was really confused! >.<Take a randomized cube, snap out a single piece, rotate it and replace it. Now give it to one of these 45sec whizes and watch them go crazy! :rofl:
Hah! That only works on those 45 sec fools. Us true 80 sec people will take less than 2 minutes to figure out that it is an impossible combination.:tongue:Take a randomized cube, snap out a single piece, rotate it and replace it. Now give it to one of these 45sec whizes and watch them go crazy! :rofl: