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FutureStarrSolving a Rubik's cube,201000,$0.32,2,58
Earlier this year, while putting together a video about the world’s fastest solvers of the Rubik’s Cube, I decided to devote some time to learning to solve the classic puzzle myself. Tyson Mao, a cofounder of the World Cube Association, came to WIRED’s offices and spent about an hour teaching me his go-to beginner’s method. Afterwards he told me that, with practice, I could probably get my average solve time down to under a minute and a half. Ninety seconds is not fast by speedcubing standards (the world’s fastest cubers average well below 10 seconds per solve), but Mao said it would be a respectable time for a dabbler such as myself.
The Rubik's cube (sometimes misspelled rubix cube) is a mechanical 3D puzzle, invented more than 30 years ago and still considered as the best-selling toy of all times! Yet, solving the Rubik's Cube is considered a nearly-impossible task, which requires an IQ of 160... Is that really so hard? Definitely not!! Just follow this simple step by step solving guide and you'll shortly find out that you can solve the Rubik's cube as well… Let's get to work! Although there are multiple methods to solve the Rubik’s Cube, the logic behind the puzzle remains the same: a player moves different pieces of the cube until all its six faces have the same colored pieces on each side. The six colors on the original cube are red, white, yellow, green, blue, and orange. The logic seems simple, but there are various strategies based on complex mathematical theories.
The Rubik’s Cube is also a test of memory and an assessment of pattern-recognition. Although the logic behind solving the cube is mathematical in nature, one needs to remember algorithms, notations, and moves that were recently made. In addition, a cube-solver should also be good at recognizing patterns while attempting to complete the puzzle, so that they can predict the correct moves.Learning algorithms requires you to memorize each step and each move in a sequential manner. One mistake or a misstep can lead to incorrect allocation of the blocks on the cube, and you will need to figure out a way to go back to the previous step. This will help train your brain to memorize and map out all your steps in advance to solve the challenge. There are various brain teaser puzzles are available today for kids as well as adults which has some similarities with Rubik's cube. (Source: www.cubelelo.com)