The solution to the game/puzzle
Rubiks Cube or Magic Cube 

How to solve the Rubiks Cube Puzzle
Follow these instructions… 


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The first step to solve the Rubiks Cube is to
complete just one face of the cube.
At some point when attempting to finish one side of the Rubiks cube you might encounter one of the following four positions.
Follow the set of moves that apply until one side of your cube is complete.
TIP.
Hold the cube in the same position whilst performing each set of moves. (Be careful, it’s all too easy to change the position
of your cube as you start to rotate the different planes). 





























































































Now the top of your cube is all one colour!
The next step is to get all the surrounding
edge colours the same and for them to match their corresponding
center colours. This creates a T shape as indicated below. 









There are two solutions to achieve this. Follow the stage that applies to your rubiks cube. 








Swap the positions of 1 and 2 

































Swap the positions of 1 and 2






















The next stage is to complete 2 layers of
the cube as pictured above. To achieve this stage you must now turn
your cube upside down. The T shape turned on its head.
Again there are two methods of achieving this next stage.
You may need to use both methods to complete. 















Swap the positions of 1 and 2


































Swap the positions of 1 and 2



































Follow the next set of moves to achieve
a cross shape on the top of your rubiks cube as pictured below. Keep
turning the cube as indicated until an L shape appears
as above. Keeping this L shape in the position above (furthest
away from you). In this position you will only need to follow
the next set of moves once again to achieve the cross. 





































The next stage of how to solve the rubiks cube is
to get all the top corner squares, matching the corresponding
side colours. To do this you must first align one corner only
so that it matches it's corresponding side colours (this corner
may not match exactly). This corner is then taken as the reference
point. If 2 or 3 corners match their corresponding side colours
then keep making either of the moves outlined below until
only one corner matches. Then follow one of the steps below
to get all corners in the right position. 








Move 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 to 1


































Move 1 to 3, 3 to 2 and 2 to 1




























When all four top corners are in their correct positions
(although colours may not align) proceed to the either or
both of the next stages. Now your reference point has changed
again. Keep the corner that is correct in it's position
as indicated "fixed" as you turn the planes according
to the following moves.
This set of moves rotates three of the four corners. 















































































You may find that you have already completed the cube at
this stage. If however you have not you will find yourself
in one of the following positions
1. Two or Three of the top center squares are in the
correct position
2. Three of the top center squares are in the wrong
position.
1. If two or three of the top center squares are
in the correct position, you must make the moves as indicated
below until only one center square is in the correct position
then follow the moves once or twice more to complete the
cube.
2. With one center colour in its correct position
make the moves indicated below to complete the cube.
You may need to make these moves a few times to complete.








































































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