How Beginners Can Solve a Rubik's Cube

Solving a Rubik’s cube can be difficult and frustrating to a beginner. However, there is an easy way to solve a Rubik’s cube to restore it to its original state. You just need to learn some simple patterns and color formations. This method is recommended for beginners because it requires less moves and it is easy to memorize. Note that although you can use other methods, they require intense memorization and more complex moves, making them unadvisable for beginners.

The beginner’s method for solving a Rubik’s cube is as follows:

For the first layer of the cube:

  • Make a cross consisting of five squares of the same color. This cross should be on the bottom layer of the cube. You should be able to do this step within a few minutes, as it is not too difficult.
  • You should make the colors around the side of the cross match. To do this, rotate the cross several times. You should get two squares on a side to have the same color. Repeat this until you have two sides with two squares each with the same color.
  • You need to swap the pieces on the side of the cross, which do not match. They can be next to each other or on opposite sides of the cube. Do this by moving the pieces by rotating the top and bottom layer.
  • You should insert the 4 corners of the color of the cross to create a single layer. You should do this by rotating the top face of the cube and by inserting the four pieces to form a single color on the bottom layer. Your cube should a bottom layer of one color and four squares of a single color on the four side layers.

For the second layer of the cube:

  • Insert the four middle layers so that the sides now have six squares of the same color. You need to do this process one side at a time. If a square is inserted the wrong way you need to remove it before inserting it again. Your cube should have one color for the bottom layer, with the four sides having six squares on each side, with those six squares having a single color.

For the third and last layer of the cube:

  • You should make the edges of the last “unformed” color face up. You should form a cross of that color on the top layer of the cube. Apply the same method used when forming the cross on the bottom.
  • You should make the corners of that color face up, so that the top layer will consist of one color. Just twist the corners much like you did when forming the bottom layer of the square.  Your cube should have the top layer finished.
  • You should position the corners for the colors on the side of the cube. Just rotate the top layer while rotating the sides and you will end up with the four sides of the cube missing one square for their respective colors.
  • The last thing you need to do is to position the edges, or the last squares needed to complete the colors on the sides of the cube. You should apply the method described earlier when forming the top and bottom layer.


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