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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How to Solve a Rubiks Cube


There are many ways to solve a Rubiks Cube.  For those of you who might not be familiar with what one is, it's a cube puzzle with lots of colored squares. The goal is to have each side the same color. To achieve this, most people rotate the rows of the cube.  Other people, like myself, peel off the stickers and reattach them in the proper place.

My son? Well, he's not like most people. He's not even like me.

The other day, I found his Rubiks Cube completely disassembled on the floor in his room. Tiny cube-ish squares of color were spread out, making it very difficult to walk.

"Dude," I said. "What's going on here?"

He grinned. "I discovered that you can take the cube apart. Now I'm going to reassemble it to solve the puzzle."

He's still working on it. I suspect it will take him about twenty years to complete. Taking the stickers off would have been so much easier!


If you want to properly solve the cube, learn how by going here.

38 comments:

  1. I never figured it out. My wife could solve one pretty quickly though.

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  2. I could never figure them out, loved the post.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I never realized there was a method to it, until much later. If I had known that, it would have saved me a bunch of sticker peeling!

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  3. I solved it after a long arse time. I also took one apart. Takes a bit to get it back together.

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  4. Hi, Sherry!

    I never attempted to solve a Rubiks Cube. (Still learning to wave bye-bye.) If anyone can reassemble that Rubiks Cube from scratch, it's your Bubba... even if it takes until his gray whiskers reach the floor. I only hope Shultz doesn't run off with some of the pieces and bury them with his bone. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I believe Schultz knows better than to run off with tiny things like that. It's the cat I'd be more worried about. ;)

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  5. must've been some hammer involved

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    1. You'd think. But he said he figured how to get one out, and the rest came out naturally.

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  6. Your son and I are of a similar mind. That's how I always solved my cube. I still have it. And it's still a bit rickety from the amount of times I broke it apart and put it back together. (It's relatively simple to snap the pieces back into place. 6th grade me was very good at it.)

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    1. That's hilarious! Great minds think alike!

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  7. I could never solve it...but discovered moving the stickers was an alternative I could handle--LOL! ;)

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  8. I've never touched a Rubiks Cube. I knew I couldn't solve it without going crazy. I like the Bubba Plan.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It is certainly something that requires a lot of patience.

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  9. I'm not smart enough to learn how to properly solve the cube. I do bake cookies, though. Not to eat, of course.

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  10. He did it exactly the way I have done in the past myself.

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    1. I think it's interesting that several of you opted for the taking-it-apart method. How funny!

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  11. I could never solve that crazy little cube, but it was fun trying. Hope Bubba gets his solved.

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    1. I always enjoyed making the checker patterns. Far more interesting than solid colors!

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  12. I've never tried to solve it. Never had the time to sit and do it. Hope your son reassembles his to solve the puzzle.

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    1. It is still disassembled. Not sure it will ever be fixed. :)

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  13. I had a Rubiks cube as a kid. Was never able to figure out. Peeling off the stickers or completely disassembling it never came to mind, either! XD

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    1. Haha! I guess my family is just full of people who think outside the box.

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  14. I have tried for many years to solve that puzzle, and I could never do it! I never thought to take off the stickers! LOL! Good luck to your son! Big Hugs!

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    1. After too many times of peeling stickers, the darn things didn't stick any more.

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  15. I think you have Walter O'Brian in the making!

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  16. At least maybe Bubba wont' be bored if he's putting it back together. I was always horrible with those things but our boys were great at getting them lined up.

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    1. It'll keep him from watching stupid YouTube videos for a while.

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  17. I never figured out the Rubiks cube... I bet Bubba will figure it out though... xox

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  18. There's more than one way to skin a cat (you're not a cat lover, are you?). Bubba's always got great ideas.

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    1. He certainly, does! (I have a cat, but I'll forgive you for your cliche.) ;)

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  19. I've never managed to do it. We have so many from our recent trip.

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    1. I never knew about the white cross technique. I should get another just to see if it works.

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