Rubiks cube solution
Layer by layer solution for Rubiks cube
This site presents a layer method for solving Rubiks cube. Once you have mastered this method you’ll be able to solve your Rubiks cube in approximately a minute and a half. The method is easily learnt and can be described as follows:
Layer method for solving Rubiks cube
- Solve the first layer
- Solve the second layer, without messing up the first layer
- Solve the third layer, without messing up the first or the second layer
The meaning of the terms first, second and third layer is explained in Layers and illustrated in the image below.
The image shows how a cube changes from unsolved to solved when it is being solved layer by layer. Parts of the cube that are unsolved are colored grey. Except for the leftmost cube, that pictures an unsolved cube, all the cubes in the image have a bottom that is completely white. The cube second from left pictures a cube with the first layer solved. The third cube pictures a cube with the first and second layer solved. The rightmost cube has all layers solved, therefore it is completely solved.
Solving the first layer
In the image above, the cube second from the left has the first layer solved at the bottom of the cube. Once you start solving your cube you’ll see that you solve the first layer at the top of the cube. Only after the first layer has been solved you turn the cube so that the first layer becomes the bottom layer. The image below shows what really happens.
Starting with white
In the image above and elsewhere at this site, white is the “starting color”. This choice is arbitrary, any other color could have been chosen instead.
How to read this site
The explanation of how to solve the layers, can be found by the links at the right, under “LAYER BY LAYER SOLUTION”, starting with First layer solution | Step 1. Before you visit these links, it might be a good idea to first read the pages in the top menu: Pieces, Pictures, Position & Orientation, Layers and Algorithms. Good Luck!