The Rubik’s Cube Puzzle


The Rubik’s Cube is one of the world’s highest-selling toys in history. It was invented by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik in 1974. He was a professor of architecture and was looking for a way to demonstrate 3D movement to his students. Today, millions of people engage in solving the Rubik’s Cube. However, only about 5.8% of the world’s population can solve the Rubik’s Cube according to the Rubik’s website. Another way of seeing it is 1 in 20 people who own a Rubik’s Cube can solve it. This is a puzzle that has attracted attention around the world because of its unique characteristics and the mechanics used for the cube to function. The purpose of the game was to be able to rearrange the color squares of the scrambled cube so that each of the six faces had only one solid color. 

  • It took Erno Rubik about a month to solve his cube.
  • There are about 43 quintillion combinations in a 3×3 Rubik’s Cube.

Some of the benefits that can come with solving the Rubik’s Cube are:

  • Improves muscle memory
  • Improves patience
  • Improves problem-solving skills
  • Mapping out steps to solve the puzzle
  • Keeps your mind active
  • Improves speed(solving and reflexes)
  • Improves agility in which the cube will keep your fingers in shape, sharper, and strongly coordinated with your brain
  • Keep you busy when bored
  • Strengthen your determination and focus
  • Will develop a sense of accomplishment


CONS of solving the Rubik’s Cube:

  • It can be difficult to wrap your head around solving the Rubik’s Cube, therefore, using algorithms helps with the solving process. 

While the Rubik’s Cube may seem like a daunting puzzle, it can be done and if you put the effort and time into it, you can solve it and feel happy for your effort. 

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