Boys' Life magazine

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube

Solving a Rubik’s Cube takes patience, practice and plenty of trial and error. Break the process into the following stages for better results.

SOLVE THE WHITE CROSS

Start by holding the Rubik’s Cube with the white center piece on the top face. Then try to make a white cross as shown in the video above.

SOLVE THE WHITE CORNERS

Next, try to get the rest of the white squares to the top face.

SOLVE THE MIDDLE LAYER

Hold the cube so that the white layer is on the bottom. Now, try to make the middle layer’s colors match.

SOLVE THE TOP FACE

With the white face still on the bottom of the cube and the middle layer solved, try to solve the top blue face.

SOLVE THE FINAL LAYER

With the solved blue face on top, finish the cube by solving the final layer.

BL SOLVES THE RUBIK’S CUBE