# Rubik's Cube

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# Rubik's Cube

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1. ### sdnoobGBAtemp Regular

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May 15, 2007
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I'm curious, Rubik's cubes are a puzzle, but really easy once you know how to.
I own a 2x2, 3x3 and a 5x5, gotta buy a 4x4.
Im not fast at it at all, but its fun to play around with.
Still cant memorize the algorithms for the last couple 5x5 edges.
Well, post and lets see results.

2. ### psycoblasterDivine

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Jan 26, 2008
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2x2 is easy. 2 algorithms
3x3 is also easy. I'm still in the 30~35 second range though.
5x5 is easier than 4x4, because there is a lower chance to get a parity error.. But if I do get a parity, I get stuck
4x4 is kind of annoying, because it's hard to avoid parity errors, but basically, only 2 parity algorithms are necessary.
I still need to memorize the last layer for the megaminx

3. ### tinymonkeytGBAtemp brat

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Feb 27, 2008
even if i just use like a formula to solve
does that count?
i wish i could do it without knowing the formula
would take a lot less time

4. ### sdnoobGBAtemp Regular

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Mine is a Rubik's brand 5x5, im kind of scared that my center-ish pieces will snap off, like some on youtube videos.
You basically solve all the centers, then the edges and then solve it as a 3x3. I'll memorize soon, hopefully.

Btw, it takes me roughly a minute for the 3x3, maybe a bit less, still kinda slow...

5. ### skyman747GBAtemp Fan

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Aug 25, 2008
My average time on my 3x3 is 1 min 30 sec. Nowhere near good time, but I can solve it.

I got a 4x4, but the Parity algorithm's kill me. In the rare case I don't get one I can solve it, but that is only about 5% of the time.

Havn't tried a 5x5, but I think that the center piece would make it easier than the 4x4.

6. ### updownerslurklurklurk

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Sep 26, 2008
Are you all geniuses or something?

I have trouble solving a 3x3 rubik's cube.

Maybe you're all just older and smarter than me.

7. ### sdnoobGBAtemp Regular

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How old are you? i just turned 16 today [Nov 12]. and smart, i don't think i really am... its a matter of memorization after you learn it. find some online tutorials, i personally find sites that can teach you step by step visually are better, but thats just me. My cousin taught me the 3x3, so yeah. GOODLUCK!

8. ### Toni Plutonij*has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

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Dec 22, 2007
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I never tried 4x4 or 5x5, but I can solve 3x3.....I even managed to solve it without any algorithm, it took me days, when I was a kid..

But now when I now the scheme, I'm pretty quick, but not under a minute!

9. ### SzyslakNudibranch Lover

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Oct 31, 2006
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I've been able to do 3x3 since I was a kid, but I have no idea what algorithms you guys are talking about. Might have to look that up. It's always been a calming thing instead of a speed thing for me anyway. Kinda like meditation balls.

I used to do one shaped like a pyramid too, but I have no idea what happened to it.

I honestly had no idea that there were 4x4 and 5x5 cubes. Might have to give one a try.

10. ### Raikauguu

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Sep 15, 2008
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I cant solve any of those freaking cubes you listed.

11. ### WarTake it easy~

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Oct 26, 2007
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I wish I knew how to solve a 3x3 :\ It's really fun to show off in school. I see kids doing it all the time and wish I could do that stuff, but it just seems so hard (and I don't even have a cube at home anyway)

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Mar 17, 2007
It takes me some time to solve the 3x3.
I haven't tried the others though.

13. ### xalphaxInternet killed the Ponystar.

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Nov 18, 2006
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i need 1.5 minutes for the 3x3, its a bit slow, but still faster than anyone else in the family ^^

14. ### Defianceoh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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Oct 7, 2007
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Wtf?? People at my school were all impressed that I could solve one side of the 3x3x3! My God, how do you guys solve it?
Never tried the others.

15. ### xalphaxInternet killed the Ponystar.

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here'n'there
http://jeays.net/rubiks.htm

its easy once you memorized each step.

16. ### gizmo_galQWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

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Apr 10, 2008
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I bought one two summers ago to solve and I could get about 40% at most of it done. Then my younger siblings got a hold of it and tore off half the stickers...I just let them play with it after that. I'm thinking of getting more stickers for it/making my own. but I haven't taken it up seriously since then. Maybe in the spring.

17. ### MaybeGBAtemp Regular

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Oct 25, 2008
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Uhh, I used to be able to do it but now I forgot how to do the last 2 layers (I was taught to solve in layers) Lol I might try to learn it again, I'm bored

18. ### xalphaxInternet killed the Ponystar.

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if the build quality of the DX ones is so good, i might as well order one 5x5 as christmas present for a friend.

19. ### dfggedGBAtemp Regular

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I can only solve the 3x3.

20. ### dfggedGBAtemp Regular

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I can only solve the 3x3 and the 2x2.