Do you know what the “God’s Number” is?
It is a number of moves needed to solve a Rubik’s Cube.
Do you wonder what the number is?
It is number 20; a lucky number for every Rubik’s Cube solver. Moreover, it is a dream number we want to reveal here.
In this article, you’ll find out how to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 20 moves from any position. Take a look and see how this is possible.
Why Number 20?
It is called the “God’s Number” for a reason. But it is not the only number that Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts revealed. They played with so many combinations and the maximum number of moves to solve the cube was more than 20 in the past.
But, thanks to Tomoaki Okayama (Japan) and Rami Sbahi (USA), who scored the world record, we have revealed the maximum number of moves to solve the Rubik’s Cube, and it is 20.
Solving a Rubik’s Cube in 20 Moves From Any Position
Do you know there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 positions of the Rubik’s Cube?
These are all positions your cube can have at the beginning of the solving method.
No matter what position your cube has, you’ll solve the cube in 20 moves. Want to know how? Here is the answer!
Take a cube and face it in any direction you want, while paying attention that at each one side faces you properly. Do not turn the cube on edge and make sure that you look at the side, not at the corner.
Now, start counting the moves and make the following moves;
R L U2 F U’ D F2 R2 B2 L U2 F’ B’ U R2 D F2 U R2 U
You can do it from any cube combination, and the result will always be the same. You'll have the cube solved. Pretty easy, right?
It’s the best combination of moves that solves the cube in any color combination. With these moves, you’ll have your cube completely solved and ready to scramble.
If you want to repeat the process from any different position, scramble the cube and repeat the moves again. You'll see, the cube will be solved again. That’s the power of the “God’s Number”.
What Does the Mathematics Say?
In the world of mathematics, we have more than one reason to believe that the cube can be solved in less than 20 moves.
According to some researchers, the possibility to solve the cube in 19 moves is more than 1.5 quintillion options, while the solving method in 20 moves reaches “only” 1 billion.
When taking a look at this research, we can say the “God’s Number” is closer to 19, but humans are still not able to reach that number.
Just like in any other area, the computers take the lead in the problem solving, and humans are still not that fast and skilful.
For that reason, we need to say the “magic number” is 20. Until some superhuman breaks the record. It is left to see who will be able to do it.
We have many smart speedcubers, and all of them want to reveal the mystery of the Rubik's Cube. We'll see how powerful they are.
Until this moment, we can say that 20 moves are good enough to solve the cube from any position. If someone reveals a more effective method, we’ll be happy to try it out.
But until that happened, we have our magic 20 moves that make a real difference in cube solving.
As you can see, the 20 moves we mentioned here are enough reason to take your cube and solve it right now. At this point, you know how to do it in 20 simple moves.
It is the maximum number of moves a human can make. Be one of those who already solved the mystery and explore further.
You might be a new inventor. You might manage to make the cube solving in less than 20 moves. You never know!
Take a cube and let it be your new best friend. Now, you know how to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 20 moves from any position. It is more fun to play with your cube from this moment.