This Trick Makes It Look Like You Can Solve a Rubik’s Cube

March 15, 2016 | Johannes Van Zijl

Rubik's cube

Here’s a sneaky trick that will let anyone look like they can solve a Rubik’s cube.

Some might associate being able to solve a Rubik’s cube with nerdiness because of how hard it is, and unfortunately not everyone can do it. But here’s a little trick from a mathematician that can help anyone cheat and make it seem like they can solve one, whether or not they actually can.

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In the video below from standupmaths, Matt Parker explains how it’s done:


For those who want to learn how to actually solve a Rubik’s cube the traditional way, Matt has a great cube-solving video guide that goes through each step.


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