This must be really easy to do 2X2 Cube Puzzle   £1.99 plus £2.95 p&p @ findmeagift
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This must be really easy to do 2X2 Cube Puzzle £1.99 plus £2.95 p&p @ findmeagift

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Found 23rd Dec 2013
p&p £2.95 or free P&P on £40 spend

Bought this as a stocking filler for my 11 yo Son and am hoping that he can easily do this. gave up on the 3X3

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dealondeals

p&p £2.95Bought this as a stocking filler for my 11 yo Son and am hoping … p&p £2.95Bought this as a stocking filler for my 11 yo Son and am hoping that he can easily do this. gave up on the 3X3


Great life lesson, if at first you dont suceed try something easier.
Edited by: "callum84" 23rd Dec 2013

I can solve the 3x3 ( since age 15 , I'm 45 now)
On the way back from this years London2 Brighton ride , shared a train carriage with this kid who was heading back from some Rubik's competition.
He was dipping into his rucksack & pulling all manner of cubes and shapes of all sizes and solving them in no time.
Apparently he's no2 in the whole of the UK. I can't remember his name

Original Poster

darklight

I can solve the 3x3 ( since age 15 , I'm 45 now)On the way back from this … I can solve the 3x3 ( since age 15 , I'm 45 now)On the way back from this years London2 Brighton ride , shared a train carriage with this kid who was heading back from some Rubik's competition.He was dipping into his rucksack & pulling all manner of cubes and shapes of all sizes and solving them in no time.Apparently he's no2 in the whole of the UK. I can't remember his name

So there's hope for all of us

I'd still not be able to do these even if there was a 1x1

Original Poster

I have to admit to either taking

*H*

I'd still not be able to do these even if there was a 1x1

I have to admit to taking my 3X3 apart and once peeled off the stickers to pretend to my parents I could do it

callum84

Great life lesson, if at first you dont suceed try something easier.


Agreed. That's how I found out that skydiving wasn't for me.

dealondeals

I have to admit to either taking I have to admit to taking my 3X3 apart … I have to admit to either taking I have to admit to taking my 3X3 apart and once peeled off the stickers to pretend to my parents I could do it


Problem solving at its best.:p:p

Original Poster

Has anyone tried the 2X2 as I am presuming that it is easy to master
Thanks

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?

Original Poster

rprp

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's … Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?

and how did you answer

Wrongly. I won't spoil it if you're trying to work it out, but as a hint, going off and starting to work out probabilities is not the right way to tackle it.

Still got the job though...

darklight

I can solve the 3x3 ( since age 15 , I'm 45 now)



Full marks for persistence, but taking 30 years to solve it isn't really anything to boast about.

Tenji

Full marks for persistence, but taking 30 years to solve it isn't really … Full marks for persistence, but taking 30 years to solve it isn't really anything to boast about.



it wasn't a boast , Not at all funny you!
my comment was understood by all except perhaps yourself
Why not read it again it (in its entirety)
you may understand it yet!!

darklight

I can solve the 3x3 ( since age 15 , I'm 45 now)On the way back from this … I can solve the 3x3 ( since age 15 , I'm 45 now)On the way back from this years London2 Brighton ride , shared a train carriage with this kid who was heading back from some Rubik's competition.He was dipping into his rucksack & pulling all manner of cubes and shapes of all sizes and solving them in no time.Apparently he's no2 in the whole of the UK. I can't remember his name


Cool story.

rprp

Wrongly. I won't spoil it if you're trying to work it out, but as a hint, … Wrongly. I won't spoil it if you're trying to work it out, but as a hint, going off and starting to work out probabilities is not the right way to tackle it.Still got the job though...



Im guessing the answer was 0 chance due to the fact corner pieces have more than 1 sticker on them?

dealondeals

Has anyone tried the 2X2 as I am presuming that it is easy to masterThanks

I can solve the 3x3 in about 5 minutes, I purchased the 2x2 thinking it would be easier, how wrong I was, personally I couldn't solve it and after 3 days had to resort to u tube for the solution !
Edited by: "lollypoplee" 26th Dec 2013

Banned

rprp

Wrongly. I won't spoil it if you're trying to work it out, but as a hint, … Wrongly. I won't spoil it if you're trying to work it out, but as a hint, going off and starting to work out probabilities is not the right way to tackle it.Still got the job though...



I'm guessing the answer in a job interview situation would be 'stop wasting my time with stupid questions'

rprp

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's … Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?

rprp

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's … Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?



The probability is 0 as the central cube doesn't have any stickers?

I got 2x2 and it isn't easy at all, I had to look into the manual it came with

rprp

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's … Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?

rprp

Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's … Question I was once asked at an interview. If you take apart a Rubik's cube, and throw all the individual cubes in the air, what are the chances of them all landing with a label facing upwards?


I assume this is the answer they wanted, but is in fact wrong as there is no central cube, just a weird star looking thing with springs in. The actually correct answer is zero because the pieces only flat sides are the stickered ones (except some thin edges), meaning they could only ever land pointing about 45 degrees anyway.

And anyone thinking this is easier is far from right - it is marginally easier as no edge pieces (middle bits don't move so don't count) but this is barely noticable and still very difficult, and I find it frustrating to solve after working on a 3x3, and allows far fewer patterned solutions to be formed.

Also, £5 is not a good deal, loads cheaper on Amazon all the time (sometimes you have to wait for postage from China but anyway) e.g.
Linky
Edited by: "MattStan" 26th Dec 2013

callum84

Great life lesson, if at first you dont suceed try something easier.



trust me, i bought two 3x3 rubiks cube in june/july. I still haven't solved them!

dealondeals

Has anyone tried the 2X2 as I am presuming that it is easy to masterThanks

Harder than it looks. The algorithm to solve it can take 20-30 moves. But there are shortcuts. The world record is less than a second to solve it.

mrsuperjolly

Harder than it looks. The algorithm to solve it can take 20-30 moves. … Harder than it looks. The algorithm to solve it can take 20-30 moves. But there are shortcuts. The world record is less than a second to solve it.



I didn't believe you so I went on YouTube and GODDAAMMMNN that was quick :P

Ron Burgundy has one of these on his desk! Heat added just for that

MattStan

I assume this is the answer they wanted, but is in fact wrong as there is … I assume this is the answer they wanted, but is in fact wrong as there is no central cube, just a weird star looking thing with springs in. The actually correct answer is zero because the pieces only flat sides are the stickered ones (except some thin edges), meaning they could only ever land pointing about 45 degrees anyway.And anyone thinking this is easier is far from right - it is marginally easier as no edge pieces (middle bits don't move so don't count) but this is barely noticable and still very difficult, and I find it frustrating to solve after working on a 3x3, and allows far fewer patterned solutions to be formed.Also, £5 is not a good deal, loads cheaper on Amazon all the time (sometimes you have to wait for postage from China but anyway) e.g.Linky



when you take it apart, there are no cubes.....
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