### 3x3 Rubiks Solution

**[ In addition, I have posted some pictures below, in between the steps. for easier illustration. ]**

There are 12 steps to solve a 3x3 Rubiks Cube, which are listed as follows. And mind you, one step does NOT mean one movement on the cube!

Step 1:

Make one side same color. Also, make the row nearest to the side same color.

FYI, no specific formula to this. In short, you have to think 3-D!! :-P

Step 2:

Make the center of the 4-sides same color as the row nearest to the side that you fixed in Step 1.

Step 3:

Make one of the center cell in row furthest to the side you fixed in Step 1 same color as the center in Step 2.

Step 4:

Use this formula to make the cell in Step 3 fall in place.

- U’ F’ U F U R U’ R’ (Frontside's top row center cube falling to Frontside's center row rightmost cube location)

- U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F (Rightside's top row center cube falling to Rightside's center row leftmost cube location)

U = Upside, R = Rightside, L = Leftside, F = Frontside. With prime (‘) counter-clockwise.

Step 5:

Continue step 4 till the row that crosses the center of the 4-sides have the same color.

Step 6:

There must be an L-shape with same color on the Upside. Orientate the L so that the edges of L is pointing Leftside and Backside.

- If there is no L, but an “I”, skip steps 6 and 7. The “I” must be horizontal and pass through the center of the Topside.

- If there is 4 L’s (a cross), skip steps 6-8.

- If there is no L, nor “I”, nor cross, add one additional step 7 to form an L or a “I”.

Step 7:

Use this formula to make a horizontal “I” that passes through the center of the Topside.

- F R U R’ U’ F’

Step 8:

Use the same formula in step 7 to make 4 L’s (a cross).

Step 9:

Make one leg of the cross match its side. Then, use this formula to rotate the other 3 to make the 4 legs of the cross match their sides.

- R U R’ U R U U R’ (counter-clockwise)

- R U U R’ U’ R U’ R’ (clockwise)

- Tip: 2 counter-clockwise = 1 clockwise

Step 10:

Find one corner where the 3 sides of corners have same color with their corresponding sides. If all corners are found to match, skip step 11.

Step 11:

Orientate the corner in step 10 so that it is on your top-right-front. Rotate the other 3 corners to make them match by using the formula:

- U R U’ L’ U R’ U’ L (counter-clockwise)

- L’ U R U’ L U R’ U’ (clockwise)

- Tip: 2 counter-clockwise = 1 clockwise

Step 12:

Use the following to rotate 2 corners at the same time.

The 2 corners must be on your top-right, one front, one back

- L U L’ U L U U L’ R’ U’ R U’ R’ U’ U’ R (front clockwise, back counter-clockwise)

- R’ U U R U R’ U R L U’ U’ L’ U’ L U’ L’ (front counter-clockwise, back clockwise)

P.S. I was caught in action solving the 3x3 cube. :-P

Wah gan, tutorial anda sudah bagus sekali untuk solusi rubik 3x3 tahap pemula.

BalasHapusTerima kasih untuk berbagi pengalaman dan pengetahuan nya tentang rubiks cube.

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