In this video , we will learn an easy method to solve the Rubik's cube .
This is the same method that Emily used when she was just three years old to solve the cube .
We believe this is the easiest method to learn to solve the Rubik's cube because it focuses primarily on understanding how the cube works and what is necessary to solve it .
I get a job , we must first form a white cross on the bottom by placing the four white edge pieces in the bottom layer with the adjacent colors matching their centers .
The beginner method to do this is to place all the white edge pieces on the top with the yellow center sticker .
This may take one move or two , make sure not to knock out one of the edges that you've already put in .
When you insert a new one , just turn the top up layer if need be .
Now we turn the up layer to orient the edges one at a time .
So the adjacent color matches its center , then we spin it down with an R two slapped aside and we have a solid white cross .
All the edges are correct with their respective center colors .
Once we have the white cross on the bottom , we only need four corners to finish the first layer , the bottom layer to do this .
We find a corner on top with a white sticker facing to the side , not facing up , then we place it above its intended location .
This is orange blue .
So it goes above the corner between orange and blue .
A quick shortcut to do this is notice the side color and then just match it up with its center color .
It's wrong , wrong , correct .
Do the same with this .
Just look at this blue and a quick shortcut is just when it touches that blue , you're good .
That's the intended location and let's do it with this one green and then that's where that one goes .
Ok , let's go back to our orange blue .
We want to insert this corner piece without knocking out our edge piece .
An easy way to do that is if the white stickers on the right side .
In this example , you slap the white and perform right up right prime .
If it's on the left side , slap the white , left , prime up , prime , left .
The slap in the white side was just a memory trick Emily used to use when she was three .
If we do the wrong way , it's pretty obvious and easy to fix .
So now we have all the corner pieces in the correct location .
So basically your corner pieces have to match these centers .
If the white corner sticker is facing up , you can't insert it that same way .
What you wanna do is just bring that white sticker down any number of ways you can do it right up , up right prime and then just insert it like you normally would or from the other side , if a white corner is on the bottom , but in the incorrect location , just kick it out any way you like , move it to the right spot and insert like you normally would if it's in the correct spot , just orient it incorrectly , kick it out again , kick it out any way you like but try not to kick it out with the white sticker facing up .
That'll save you a few steps .
In order to solve the second layer , we need to locate and place the four edge pieces relative to their correspondence centers .
First , we look on the top layer for an edge piece with no yellows , yellow is a top layer color .
So no middle layer edge can have a yellow .
Once you find an edge with no yellow , notice the color on the side , not the top and spin the top until it matches its center color .
Notice its intended location .
We want to get it here without disturbing the first layer .
What we're gonna do is take the corner out , pair it up with this edge and reinsert them both together like this one simple way to do that is notice the color on top and then find its center , turn the top layer , the up layer one turn away from its center .
So again , the blue blue one turn away .
Now take the corner piece beneath where that edge piece goes and move it up towards the edge piece .
Chase it right up right prime .
Now , move that corner back over .
It's an empty spot where it goes .
So here we have the edge , here .
We have the corner now just insert this corner piece as you normally would slap the white side and you can see it paired up with that edge .
We call this sequence special rabbit because you kick out the corner , chase the edge , but the edge ran away because it's a special rabbit .
So we go back to the starting point .
How do you catch a special rabbit ?
You knee up on it , pairing the edge and corner before reinserting both if an edge is already in the second layer , but in the wrong location , just kick it out and then reinsert the corner .
Now that edge is out , line it up orange away from orange .
So let's look at this on this cube green away from green , kick the corner towards it , put the corner back in the starting spot , connect him reinsert if you have one in backwards , same thing , just kick it out any way you like solve the corner and then just solve it as you normally would .
Again , it's not important to memorize the turns but rather understand the principle of connecting corners and edges before reinserting , try to understand what we are doing in this step , we are catching special rabbits .
Now , for the last layer , we will learn some shortcut sequences called algorithms .
The more you know , the faster you will be able to solve the cube .
But to start with , we are only going to use a few .
We go over more .
In part two , the algorithms that we're gonna use won't disturb the first two layers that we've already formed .
The first step to solving the last layer is to place the four yellow edges on top forming a yellow cross to do this .
We perform one easy algorithm 1 to 3 times depending on the situation .
If we have two yellow edges on the top forming a line , we hold the line horizontal and perform the algorithm once front right up right prime up prime , front prime .
Now we have a yellow cross disregard any corner pieces .
We're only looking at the edge pieces .
So this is a line just as this is there .
We have the cross again , disregard corner pieces .
We're just looking at these right now .
If we have two yellows perpendicular to each other , we hold them in the 12 o'clock , nine o'clock position and perform the algorithm twice once creates the line and then again , creates the yellow cross .
Now we must orient all the corner pieces .
So the yellow sticker is on top facing up .
This is called orient last layer or OL L .
Once you have the Yellow Cross , there can only be seven possible arrangements each with its own algorithm to get all the yellows on top , we are only going to learn two though one forward and backward and one other easy one , a variation of the Yellow Cross algorithm .
First , we start with the fish patterns which get their name because someone thought this looked like a fish .
Notice that although these two patterns look the same from the top , they are different .
Because of the way the yellow stickers are oriented on the sides to solve little fish .
We hold the cube so that this corner is on the left side and then on the right , we have a yellow sticker facing us to solve .
We perform the little fish algorithm right up , right , prime up , right up , up , right prime , which gets all the yellow corners on the top .
If there's no sticker right here facing you , then you have big fish and you have to hold it like this .
And we perform the inverse of little fish algorithm which is right up , prime up , prime , right , prime up , prime , right up , prime , right prime .
Once you know an algorithm well , it becomes intuitive to perform it forward and backwards .
And one quick practice trick is if you have this solved and you perform little fish right up , right , prime up , right .
Uh uh right , prime , it actually makes big fish .
So you just do the inverse .
If you do big fish , it makes little fish .
So that's a quick way to , to practice .
Now , we look at two crosses with no yellow corners on top .
The first of which we call double fish has two yellows on the left and two yellows on the right .
The second which we call no fish has two yellows on the left .
But then a yellow facing us and then a yellow to the back to solve double fish place the yellow corners on the left and the right sides and perform little fish twice .
Hence the name double fish .
So to solve no fish place the two yellow corners that are on the same side to the left and perform a slight variation of the yellow cross algorithm instead of front right up , right , prime up , prime front prime , we perform lowercase F which is double front , right up , right , prime up , prime , lowercase F prime .
Then we do our standard front , right up , right , prime up , prime , front , prime .
That's pretty easy to memorize because it's basically the same exact al algorithm , you just have to learn when to apply it .
So if we get one of the three patterns that we don't know , just perform little fish until you get one that you do know .
So this one just became double fish .
This one just became big fish .
And sometimes when you perform little fish .
You still don't have one , you know , just do it again .
And this one became uh no fish .
This allows us to solve four of the seven possible oll arrangements for the yellow Cross with only two algorithms , one of which we already learned and used , we now have our first two layers complete and all the yellows on top , we just need to position the top correctly relative to the centers .
First , we'll fix the corners and then the edges which will solve the entire cue .
A quick and simple shortcut to correct the corners is to find a side that has two corners .
The same color place these to the back and perform an axis rotation X .
Then the algorithm right prime up right prime down down , right up prime , right prime down down , right , right .
At this point , all your corners will be fixed .
If no side has two corners , the same just perform the algorithm once , then it will have two corners of the same , find them , place them to the back and do it again .
Now we turn the top so that the corners match .
And then at that point , we just have to fix the edges .
We are looking for three edges out of place , not four .
As in this case , we'll go over this in a little bit .
When we have three out of place , we put the solve side to the back .
And then we look to see if this edge on the left is supposed to go to the right .
If it does , as Emily would say this one goes here , I do it once we performed the algorithm just once .
Now , if the south side is on the back and this edge piece does not go to the right , we have to do it twice .
So and then now this piece does go there .
Here's another example of all four edges wrong but wrong differently .
Last time , these two needed to trade this time , they need to trade diagonally .
So let's perform the algorithm once and at this point , we have a solid side .
Then we , we put it to the back .
We'd see .
Does this go here ?
So in this case , we'll have to do it two more times for a total of three , the entire cube is now solved .
Or as Emily would say , man , I'm my God .
While this may seem difficult .
At first with a little practice , it becomes quite easy .
We learned the principle by which we plan to solve the cube and we only had to memorize a few easy algorithms .
The rest is just practice and patience .