2 x 2 Cube
How To Solve A Rubik's Cube: 2x2 Cube
Are you looking for a simple yet satisfying puzzle?
The Rubik’s cube 2×2 is one of those that many people start out with before graduating to the larger and traditional 3×3 cousin, but it’s still fun in and of itself. Some people struggle to solve it quickly, so we decided to offer this guide on how to solve a 2×2 Rubik’s cube.
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How To Solve a 2 by 2 Rubik’s Cube Step By Step
Although the 2×2 rubik’s cube algorithms aren’t too hard, you may need some help to get you started.
In this section, we’ll go over the steps shown in the video on how to solve this fun puzzle.
For this step of our 2×2 rubik’s cube solver, our goal is to solve the white side so the whites are all on the same side AND the colors attached to the white sides match each other.
Start by finding a side that has only one white corner on it.
This will become our top.
Now look for a white piece that has one of the matching sides with your starting white piece.
For example, if your starting white piece also has green and orange, the next white piece you look for needs to have green OR orange.
Look at the bottom layer first for one of these pieces.
Move this piece under where it belongs. Look for the color to match the side colors of your start piece.
Perform an elevator move.
- Move the bottom layer over to get the targeted piece out of the way.
- Rotate the side layer with the starter piece down, lowering the elevator.
- Move the bottom layer back to put the piece back on.
- Rotate the side layer back up, raising the elevator with the targeted piece on it.
Now, you need to repeat with the other white sides on the bottom layer.
If there are any white pieces on the top but in the wrong position, perform an elevator move to knock the piece out, and then repeat with it in the right position.
When all the white pieces are on one side with the colored sides matching each other, you know you’ve done it right.
Congrats on mastering how to solve a 2×2 Rubik’s cube!
With practice, you may want to join the speed solving community, go to some competitions, or attend a convention.
If you feel up to it, take on the 3×3 or the pyraminx.
There’s something satisfying about solving these geometric puzzles, and I hope you end up enjoying it as much as we do.