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Hey there! If you're reading this, you're probably interested in solving a Rubik's Cube and let me tell you, it's a fun challenge that will keep you engaged for hours on end. However, starting can be a bit intimidating, so I've put together a step-by-step guide to help you out.

First things first, take a good look at the cube and familiarize yourself with its different parts. You'll notice that it has three layers with three rows and three columns each, and each face of the cube has a different color. Got it? Great, let's move on to the actual solving process.

Step 1: Understand the RUR'U Method

Hold the cube so that the corner is in the top-right position of the front face, and perform the following sequence of moves:

  1. R – Turn the right face clockwise.
  2. U – Turn the upper face clockwise.
  3. R' – Turn the right face counterclockwise.
  4. U' – Turn the upper face counterclockwise.

This sequence of moves will move the corner piece to the top layer of the cube, directly above its correct position, and move another piece out of the way. You can then move the corner piece down to its correct position by turning the bottom face, or by using the R U R' U' sequence again, this time with the corner piece in the top-right position of the front face.

You'll use this in the subsequent steps.

Step 2: Solve the First Layer Cross

Step one is all about solving the first layer cross. Choose one color for the first layer and look for the four edge pieces of that color. Arrange them to form a cross in the center of the first layer. Don't worry about the colors of the other sides of the edge pieces just yet.

Step 3: Solve the First Layer Corners

Next, let's solve the first layer corners. Start by locating the corners that have the same color as the first layer and aligning them with their corresponding edge pieces. To do this, turn the bottom layer until you find a corner piece with the right color on top, move it to the bottom layer directly under its corresponding edge piece, and then turn the bottom layer to align them. Finally, move the corner piece back up to its original position. Repeat this process for the remaining three corners.

Step 4: Move on to the Second rubik's cube Layer

Now that the first layer is solved, it's time to tackle the second layer. Locate the four edge pieces that belong to the second layer (they should have the same color as the center of the opposite face) and move one of them to the top layer directly above its correct position in the second layer. Turn the top layer until the edge piece matches up with its corresponding center piece, and move it down to the second layer. Repeat this for the remaining three edge pieces.

Step 5: Solve the Final Layer Cross

Next up is the final layer cross. Hold the cube with the completed second layer on the bottom and the unsolved top layer facing up. Look for an edge piece on the top layer that has the same color as the center of the opposite face, and turn the top layer until that edge piece is directly above its correct position on the final layer. Then, perform the algorithm R U R' U' to move the edge piece into place and create a cross on the final layer. Repeat this until the cross is in the correct orientation.

Step 6: Solve the Final Layer corners

Moving on to the final layer corners, hold the cube so that the cross is on the bottom and locate a corner piece that needs to be solved. Turn the bottom layer until the corner piece is directly below its correct position, and then perform the algorithm R U R' U' until the corner piece is in the right orientation. Do this for the remaining three corners.

Step 7: solve the rubik's cube with the RUR'U METHOD

Finally, all that's left is to finish the cube. Hold the cube so that one unsolved corner is in the top-right position, and perform the algorithm R U R' U' until the corner piece is in the correct position. Repeat this for the other three corners until all four final layer corners are in their correct positions. If any of the final layer edge pieces are in the wrong position, hold the cube so that the incorrectly placed edge piece is in the top-right position and perform the algorithm R U R' U' until the edge piece is in its correct position.


And there you have it, a solved Rubik's Cube! Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep at it, and you'll be able to solve it in no time. Many resources are available online, such as tutorials and instructional videos, that can help you improve your Rubik's Cube-solving skills.

In conclusion, solving a Rubik's Cube can seem daunting, but with patience, practice, and the right approach, it's a fun and rewarding challenge that anyone can take on. Following these step-by-step instructions will help you to solve a 3 by 3 Rubik's Cube in no time. However, don't worry if it takes you a while to get the hang of it – it's all part of the learning process. With time and dedication, you can solve the cube quickly and efficiently.

One thing to remember is that everyone has their own approach to solving the Rubik's Cube. Some people may find that they prefer different algorithms or techniques than those outlined here. Experimenting with different approaches can help you find the best methods for you.

So, grab your cube, try it, and don't be afraid to make mistakes. Solving a Rubik's Cube is about the journey, not just the destination.

Enjoy the process, challenge yourself, and have fun!