# How to Solve a 2x2 Rubiks Cube

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## Step 1: Solving the White Side, Plus a Continuous Line Around the Top

Start the white side on any side that has. a white piece. From there, you want to look at all the white pieces on the cube. Match up the white pieces on the top by using the algorithm: Ri, Di, R, D. You have to get all the white pieces on the top face, as well as having a continuous line of green, red, blue, and purple (or black depending on your cube) right underneath the white layer. Accomplishing this can be done with common sense, and figuring out where the corners have to go in order to match up correctly.

## Step 2: Solving the Yellow Layer

Now with the white side and colored layer completed, turn your cube over. If you have one yellow piece, position that in the bottom left corner and do the following algorithm: R, U, Ri, U, R, U2, Ri. (U2 is up 2 times. After the algorithm put the yellow piece(s) in the bottom left again and do the algorithm again and keep doing this until the yellow side is complete.

## Step 3: Orienting the Last Corners

Turn the cube until a pair of colors (like red or blue, that are together) matches up with a pair of the same colors from under the white layer,creating a complete side. By now, you should have 3 sides solved. LAST STEP: Turn that solved side (whatever color it is) to the back side and do this algorithm: Ri, F, Ri, B2, R, Fi, Ri, B2, R2

## Step 4: You're Done!!

Congratulations! You've completed the 2x2. You make now wave your hands in the air like you just don't care. :) Your welcome.

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## 100 Discussions

Procedure not explained correctly, no pitfalls
are described and it also doesn't explain what its letter is leaving
the job for the people in the comments.

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u are stupid. It shows u how to solve the Rubix cube not its meaning and what it does and what the letters mean. Ppl wanted to know how to solve it so that's what this person did. They didn't ask what the letters mean then they would've put it on the instructions.

What do the letters for the algorithim R, U, Ri, U, R, U2, Ri mean?

what does "F" and "B" mean?

also im confused about what it means by the "i" part of say as an example "Ri". Can somebody tell me how to do the the parts where it says the "i"?

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F means Front (the side closest to you) and B means Back (the side far from you), the side you don't see.

i = invert (counter clockwise).
R means, turn the right side clockwise (if you're looking at the right side from the right) so it's pushing the right side away.
Ri means turn the right side counter clockwise, so it's pulling the right side towards you.

I already knew how to solve it before this tutorial. Very bad explaination. the way to do the yellow face requires a lot more knowledge than that.

I liked this one https://www.youcandothecube.com/solve-it/2-x-2-solution

This solution is terrible. The instructions are vague and misleading.