Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by supernova_smash, May 10, 2002.
Is there any type of mathmatical way to help solve a Rubick's cube, like a forumla or anything?
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By the way, if you're searching for information on this, you'll have more luck spelling it "Rubik".
It just so happens in the June edition (#190) of PCPlus magazine (www.pcplus.co.uk) there wasa whole section on the rubik's cube and how to write a program for it, in fact it's suppose to continue in July's edition too (#191).
Okay so it's a PC mag in the UK, but I know that you if you really wanted to get it sent to anywhere in the world. Or just wait 6-7 months and download it from the net.
x = problem (in this case a cubical puzzle)
y = an appropriate tool
z = your hands
a = force applied
b = reversed force applied
c = lack of patience with long winded pointless solution
n = solution
Ok, here we go:
(yz) + a + c > x
(z + b)c = n
I call this the "Alexander Equation".
I saw this dude on TV that had 4 I think of these cubes, rotated in a random way. He looked at them for a few minutes then put on a blindfold and solved all of them. Most impressive
Yeah there is. You can find the moves on the internet.
My record is 1 min 8 seconds.
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