5 SIMPLE moves to EASILY solve the Rubiks Cube
Five simple steps to easily solve the Rubik’s Cube. First you have to familiarize yourself with the Rubik’s Cube pieces. Corner pieces can only be moved to other corners. They cannot be moved to the middle or to the edges. Corner pieces can be twisted so this green could be here, here, or here. Edge pieces can only be moved to other edges. Edge pieces cannot be moved to corners. Edge pieces can also be twisted, So this orange could be here and this blue could be here. Centerpieces can only be turned.
Centerpieces cannot be swapped with other centerpieces. So orange will always be next to white, always be next to green. Orange will always be opposite of red. You cannot swap these two pieces. Now you need a quick lesson on What the different faces are called. You have the upper face, The down face. The front face, The back face Right face, Left face. If the notation is simply the letter R. That means to turn right face one turn clockwise. If the notation is the letter R’ Then you would turn the right face right inverted or counterclockwise.
So if the instruction were F’ You would turn the face one turn counterclockwise Now, let’s solve the cross at the top of the cube. I’m gonna choose orange as my top color. I have orange here and white here. So I need this piece to be orange and white. I have the peace in the right place but it isn’t oriented correctly So we turn to face one turn this way Bring the orange this way Bring it back up and now I have orange, orange and white. This is wrong.
But if I just turn this back. I have white white orange orange. So now I moved to my next side I need orange and green here. I keep my finger on the orange and I find the orange and green piece. It’s right here. I need to move this piece from here to here. So the first thing I do is place it under where I wanted to go. Now I twist it up and I have green green orange orange orange white white. Next piece I need to solve is.
Orange yellow. I keep my finger on the orange. I find that orange and yellow piece. It’s right here. Now I can’t just twist it up. If I did that, i’d have the piece in the right place but it wouldn’t be the right orientation. So I put in the middle and I turn it one turn this way and bring it up and now I have yellow and orange. This is wrong, but if I turn that this way I have yellow orange. Orange green. Orange white. The final piece I need to put.
Is orange blue. Keep my finger on the orange Find the orange and blue piece It’s right here. I move this under where I want it to go. It’s on the same side of where I want it to go. I turn this one turn to put it in the middle. I turn this over and then this up and now I have blue orange. This is wrong, but if I twist it this way I have blue blue orange orange orange orange yellow yellow orange orange green green orange orange white white Now I need to solve the corners.
To solve the corners. I need orange green and white This piece needs to have orange here green here and white here So I find that piece. Keep my finger on the orange It happens to be right underneath. orange green and white. If I were to just move this piece up it would ruin my cross. Can’t do that. What I do, is a take the side that it’s on I move it down I move that orange up and then move that back into place and now I have orange green and white.
Next color orange white and blue. Orange here blue here and white here. Keep my finger on the orange find the peace it’s right there orange blue and white. I move it under where I want it to go Move it to the side Now I need to get it up there. Again, I just can’t twist it like that So I move this side down I move the orange over and then I move this side back up So now I have green white and blue and orange on top.
Next color I need orange, I need blue, and I need yellow over here. I keep my finger on the orange and I find orange blue and yellow It’s right here This piece needs to go from here over to here. So I first get it down from there I move this side down, move this over, move this side back up I just moved it over to here. Now I need to get it up to here. I move this side down, move this over move this back up. So now I’ve got blue yellow and orange.
So now I need orange yellow and green Keep my finger on the orange and find the piece. It’s right here. Let’s move it under where I want it to go I move this side down move it over and move this up. and now I’ve got yellow green I’ve got blue, I’ve got white and orange on top Now I need to make a Tletter. My Tletter cannot contain my bottom color In this case my bottom color is red. So this red here is not gonna work. This yellow red is not gonna work.
This blue and white is going to work so let’s make a blue T I move that to line up the blue and now I have a blue T this is blue and white so this piece needs to go here cause we have white and blue Move this piece over here this is the first simple move to learn to get this piece over here. first thing we want to do is send it away. bring this down send it away bring this up bring it back twist the face down bring it over.
Twist your face back up Now I’ve put blue and white right there. Now we make another T We have green and white. It doesn’t have the bottom color So let’s find the green And there’s green and white And the green and white needs to go over here it’s the exact same move we did. Except it’s inverted. so we’re gonna send the piece away bring this down send it away bring this up bring the corner back twist the face down bring the corner over twist the face up.
And now we have green white right here. So we look to make another T We’ve got red that’s no good We’ve got red that’s no good We’ve got yellow and blue So let’s line up the yellow now we have a yellow T. We need to move this yellow blue over to here. So we send it away bring the side down send away bring the side up we bring the corner back we bring our face down line up the corner and bring it back up and yellow and blue is there so now we need to find.
Our final color yellow and green we line up the yellow. Create the yellow T. There’s green It needs to go right here. So we send it away bring this side down send the corner away bring the side up bring the corner back turn the face down bring the corner over And turn the face back up and we have blue, yellow, green white and orange What we want to do is we have orange up here We want to go to the opposite side of the orange and make that our top.
That is red now we’re gonna perform the same move over and over until we create are red cross and that move is this F U R U’ R’ F’ Now we’ve created a vertical line We turn that line so it’s going horizontally and we perform the move again F U R U’ R’ F’ Now we have this backward L up here. we want this backward L So it’s up in this corner and we perform this move again F U R U’ R’ F’ and now we have a red cross The third move we need to perform.
Is done until we only have one red facing up. You only want one red facing up. Not two reds or three reds. What this move does is it swaps this corner with this corner and this corner and twists them. It keeps this corner in place So we want to have this red facing us to perform this move. And this this move goes like this R U Back U R U U Back Now we have one red facing up. We keep that red in this bottom left hand corner because again, this move.
Is going to move these three pieces Perform that move R U back U R U U back Our red is over here. We’re gonna move it to our bottom left corner and we’re going to perform the move again. R U back U R U U back and now we’ve solved the red Okay, let’s say you have no matching colors on any of these corners this next move your gonna perform until you get all your corners to match. It doesn’t matter where we start when none of them match.
So this is what we do. RefFerRe back back RefFerRe back back R R And now if we spin the cube around You’ll see we have two corners matching. When you have two corners matching What you wanna do is put those corners away from you so they’re on the backside and we perform the move again RefFerRe back back RefFerRe back back Right Right And now we have matching corners Straighten up the cube yellow yellow green in this case is done white white blue blue What if you’re presented with a situation where all of your centers are wrong.
You perform this fifth move until you get all of your edges correct what this move does is it swaps this piece here with this piece here with this piece here without twisting them. in this case, it’ll put this green here and it will solve the green side and what you do is turn this over turn this to the side bring this down bring this down flip this around bring this up bring this up turn it back and turn it back over and now we’ve solved the green side.
If I perform this move again I’m gonna put the blue here and the yellow over here And I’m gonna swap these three pieces you perform this move as many times as you need to solve the cube turn this over turn this to the side bring this down bring this down flip this around bring this up bring this up turn it back and turn it back over and now the cube is solved Here’s a quick clip of the cube being solved using these five simple moves in under two minutes.