Solve Rubik’s Cube

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Rubik’s Cube expert Bob Burton demonstrates how to solve a Rubik’s cube. Bob will go through a beginner solver’s method and include tips on how to prepare an ordinary cube for solving.

    Bob Burton

    Bob is a math teacher at a high school in New York City. He received his B.A. in mathematics from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a M.A. in mathematics education from the City College of New York. He also has a great interest in the sciences, especially physics and chemistry. Bob has been solving Rubik's Cubes since 2001 and competed in over twenty official contests all over the world. He has held several world records and national titles for Rubik's puzzles, including the Rubik's Magic and Square-1. At Rutgers University, Bob founded the RU Rubik's Cube Club, which hosted official competitions twice each year, attracting competitors from all over the country in addition to several international competitors. He has also developed several fingertricks for Rubik's Cube algorithms that are used by some of the fastest speedcubers in the world. Bob is also the webmaster for, a site designed for speedcubers to learn new tricks and become faster. He currently averages about twenty seconds to solve a Rubik's Cube with a personal best of 13 seconds. He has even solved the puzzle blindfolded in several official competitions. Bob currently lives with his family in Kearny, New Jersey.

    I am Bob Burton, Rubik's Cube Expert and Webmaster of I have been solving Rubik's cubes for about six years and compete in competitions all around the world. Now I am going to teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube puzzle. All you need to get started is a Rubik's cube.

    First I will show you how to prepare a Rubik's cube for solving. Then next I will explain each step. The first step being solving the first layer across, then the first layer corners, next the middle layer edges, next orienting the last layer edges, then the last layer corners, and finally permuting the last layer edges and last layer corners of the Rubik's cube. Now that we are ready, lets get started.