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Rubik’s Dice answer unlocked by memorising 3915 ultimate transfer sequences


For the primary time, a speedcuber has demonstrated an answer to the Rubik’s dice that mixes the 2 ultimate steps of the puzzle’s answer into one



Mathematics



19 August 2022

A speedcuber has mixed two generally used ultimate strikes into one to unravel a Rubik’s dice

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A Rubik’s dice solver has develop into the primary individual to point out proof of efficiently combining the ultimate two steps of fixing the mechanical puzzle into one transfer. The feat required the memorisation of 1000’s of attainable sequences for the ultimate step.

Most expert speedcubers – individuals who compete to solve Rubik’s cubes with essentially the most pace and effectivity – select to unravel the ultimate layer of the dice with two separate strikes that contain 57 attainable sequences for the penultimate step and 21 attainable sequences for the ultimate transfer.

Combining these two separate actions right into a single transfer requires an individual to memorise 3915 attainable sequences. These sequences had been beforehand identified to be attainable, however no one is reported to have efficiently achieved this so-called “Full 1 Look Final Layer” (Full 1LLL) transfer till a speedcuber going by the web username “edmarter” shared a YouTube video demonstrating that accomplishment.

Edmarter says he determined to take up the problem after seeing notable speedcubers try to fail. Over the course of a couple of 12 months, he spent 10 hours every weekend and any free time in the course of the week working towards and memorising the mandatory sequences, he instructed New Scientist. That always concerned memorising 144 motion sequences in a single day.

All that effort paid off on 4 August 2022 when edmarter uploaded a video demonstrating the Full 1LLL over the course of 100 separate puzzle solves. He additionally posted his accomplishment to Reddit’s r/Cubers community.

His common remedy time for every Rubik’s dice over the course of that video demonstration run was 14.79 seconds. He says he had a mean remedy time as little as 12.50 seconds throughout two follow runs earlier than recording the video.

The Rubik’s dice group has reacted with overwhelming enthusiasm and awe. The highest-voted comment on his Reddit put up detailing the achievement merely reads: “That is completely insane.”

However he isn’t resting on his laurels. Subsequent up, he plans to attempt working towards another strategies for ending the Rubik’s dice which have solely beforehand been mastered by a handful of individuals.

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