1. Introduction

Project Overview

We will be covering on how maths is applied in the solution to the rubik's cube. For example how does inequalities help to identify the total possible number of permutations of the cube or how algorithms come into play when deciding which face tor rotate and so much more! Almost everyone has tried to solve a Rubik’s cube. The first attempt often ends in vain with only a jumbled mess of coloured cubies (as I will call one small cube in the bigger Rubik’s cube) in no coherent order. Solving the cube becomes almost trivial once a certain core set of algorithms, called macros, are learned. Using basic group theory, the reason these solutions are not incredibly difficult to find will become clear.