Can’t Solve the Rubik’s Cube Anymore

@ARIES1973 (9434)
Legaspi, Philippines
September 11, 2012 2:18am CST
I am really amazed with my son’s ability to complete the puzzle in no time. We both studied on how to get the correct combination of the cube several months ago, but I easily forget it and now I cannot complete the puzzle anymore no matter how hard I try. The other day, while studying his lesson in political science subjects which as of now he is already in his second year college, he asked me if I could still complete the puzzle so I told him I already forgot about it. He showed me e again the process and I am really amazed on how fast he could do it. Have you tried solving a Rubik’s cube puzzle?
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11 responses
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Sep 12
Hi, So, there's a method to this madness, solving the puzzle of Rubic. I have not gone that far in trying to align the colors by simple trial and error short of dismantling the whole thing and assembling them the way I want. I should buy another one for old times sake.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
11 Sep 12
Yes, there is. I was able to memorized it several months ago but because I was not doing it constantly the past months, I already forget it and now I am trying to remember it again. My son son would have to draw the steps again. Well, the only part I forgot was the last part. This is one of the things that if you did not practice often, you will eventually forget.
11 Sep 12
There are sites that teaches you how to solve the Rubik's cube, a step by step instruction, I hope this will help.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
Before I tried to learn the right algorithm in solving the cube. I can even solve it in less than a minute. But now, the bottom part makes me hard to solve. I think I need to learn and practice again for me to solve it faster.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
11 Sep 12
rubik's  - my son has solved the cube in no time.
That is also my problem, asdomencil, he he. My son would again remind me of the "inverted fish". And I would say, I'm getting old already. Well, part of our bonding moment.
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Me and my wife are the one who learn the algorithm of the cube. Maybe we are going to teach our son to solve this too.
15 Nov 12
Rubik's cube.. it is very good me and my friend spent 1 day on solving this.... its very good time passs....
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Nov 12
Hi kiran! Yes, indeed. Solving Rubik's cube is a good thing to do when we bored at times. But for me myLotting is the best thing to do. Have a nice day!
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
Oh wow if there is one thing i could not solve that is the Rubik's cube and yes my kids can do it.. lol
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
15 Sep 12
Mothers should also practice more, he he. My son is always ready to teach me because I always forget. I was able to do it now and tomorrow I will ask him again.
• India
11 Sep 12
I used to do that rubik's puzzle but I never got it to the end except once. I did n't took any lesson though and never before this day I know that there are lesson's available for rubik's puzzle. It is by your post only I came to know. I used to do one face once only. like doing only a side or two sides most of the time. Your child is really good in algorithm and puzzles and you can also do those puzzles (may be not at the same speed). All you need to do is putting all the logic in the frame and make out a real picture. This logic must be consistent one which can be applied to any situation (i.e. you should be able to make six sides with 100% at any situation which you confront)
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
12 Sep 12
Hi prakash! Actually, when I bought that cube several months ago, there is an instruction there and my son and I memorized it. Since I am not practicing it more often, I already forgotten some parts. But yes, there is really steps that we just have to follow in order to solve the puzzle.
• United States
11 Sep 12
I was down south in June and they had one there. I was trying my hardest and just could not get it. the yellow I was building was going to the bottom while I tried to get it to the top square. I gave up on it. I won't even buy one if I saw it.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Nov 12
Hi gift. For busy people like us, this kind of stuff is a waste of time. We can do more beneficial things instead.
@Raine38 (8908)
• United States
11 Sep 12
When I was a little kid, I can solve the Rubik's cube in no time. I don't even know the correct algorithm for it, for me it's just like any other puzzle toy that I have and must group together the same colors. Now that I'm older, I don't know why for the life of me I cannot go beyond forming 2 colors of the cube. That's it, that's as far as I can go in Rubik's cube now.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Nov 12
Probably because when you are a child you can focus on one thing. Now since we are older already, there are so many things that we have to do that is why we can not concentrate on one particular thing. Well, personally, I really can't solve it without memorizing the steps. Thank you for sharing!
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
11 Sep 12
When I started doing it for the first time, it took me a long time, infact the whole day I took to get it resolved. But as you said, I forget it. However, I didn't tried it later and really I don't know how much time I may be required again. Anyway, for the surprise, I have seen some people compledted it within seconds and those viedos are there in the Youtube site, it is really amazing, how those children doing it.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Nov 12
This is one of the things that if did not do it often, we would eventually forget how to do it. But there are several skills that if we learned it once, even we did not do it for a long time, we would be surprised that we can still do it. Although we just need to practice to perfect it. One example is the typewriting and riding a bicycle. This is true with me, I don't know with others.
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
11 Sep 12
I used to try it so many times before but always failed so I decided to stop trying it and divert on other things.I just I don't have long patience in this one cause I used to have long patience most of the time.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Nov 12
I just memorized the steps so I was able to solve the puzzle before but now I don't know if I could still follow it because it has been months that I am not trying to solve the puzzle again. Thank you for sharing. Sorry for the late reply on this one. Have a nice day!
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Sep 12
I have aged and am weak in memory today(thanks to the medicines). Few years back, I was good at the solving of Rubick's but today... I can hardly get two sides done But hey, one side... I can still do it in under a minute or two max.
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Nov 12
Hi thesids. I would like to ask for an apology for not being able to reply on this response. I posted this discussion when I was really busy with my training so I was not able to follow it up. Presently, I am not sure if I could still do it. It has been sometime since I was not able to solve the puzzle again because I have been so busy. Thank you for sharing.
@meumeu25 (917)
• United Arab Emirates
11 Sep 12
Hi, Yes, I am still doing it when I'm bored. You only have to memorize the algorithm to solve it. I like solving rubik's cube because it's fun, I try to bit the time everytime I play with it and it's quite exciting. Have a grear day. :)
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@ARIES1973 (9434)
• Legaspi, Philippines
12 Sep 12
Hi meumeu! It's good to know that you are doing well in this kind of game. I just wish I am not that forgetful. Have a nice day!