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Mastering Rubik’s Cube

Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Mathematics of Games and Puzzles: From Cards to Sudoku

Mastering Rubik’s Cube

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

It’s one of the most famous puzzles ever invented. But Professor Benjamin has an easy-to-learn, eight-step method for solving this mind-bending puzzle quickly and accurately—every time. After examining the mathematics behind the cube and pondering how many different cube positions are possible, you’ll follow him step-by-step through an algorithm (taught to Professor Benjamin by a world-champion cube solver) that, with practice, will have you solving any Rubik’s Cube in less than three minutes.

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i********a
November 18, 2016
A note I sent Dr Benjamin when we first watched this last year. An update -- I can regularly do it 90 some seconds (with the occasional re-watch of bits if I put it down for a few months) and my younger daughter is now expert at it too. Just a quick thank you for your lecture on solving the rubik's cube in your Puzzles great course. We got a new cube for Christmas and my 7yo and I have gone through your method and we can now consistently solve it (I'm down to 3m30s, he doesn't rush). Thanks for the new skill and the fun times together!

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t********m
October 19, 2016

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k********m
September 12, 2016
Great instruction!

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