## Rubik's Cube

### V. Solve the Bottom Edges

The end is near. At this point, there are three possibilities:

#### NO bottom edge is in place Only 1 bottom edge is in place All 4 bottom edges are in place

If NO bottom edge is in place, then use the sequence below:

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You only need to do this sequence once.

Note: Ignore the diagrams. As long as you keep the original top face on the top side, this sequence will guarantee that at least ONE bottom-edge cube will land in place afterwards.

If only ONE bottom edge is in place, then rotate the entire puzzle until the fixed bottom edge piece appears in the front. The remaining 3 bottom edges need to be swapped either clockwise or counter-clockwise.

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You only need to memorize one of the above. For example, if you choose to memorize the "counter-clockwise" sequence, then use it twice to swap the 3 edges clockwise. Once all 4 bottom edges are arranged in place, get ready for the last step: Inversion.

### Inversion

There are 3 different inversion schemes:

#### Invert 2 adjacent edges Invert 2 opposite edges Invert all 4 edges

For each inversion scheme, you must rotate the entire puzzle so that the inverted edges are positioned exactly like the ones in the diagrams, before attempting the sequence of moves!

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## M- B- M+ B-M- B2 M+ B2 M- B- M+ B-M- B2 M+ B2

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#### Result:The bottom edgesare solved. In fact,the entire puzzle issolved.

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## M- B- M+ B-M- B2 M+ B2 M- B- M+ B-M- B2 M+ B2

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#### Result:Two adjacent edges are still inverted.Go back to Case #1, do the sequence, and thebottom edges are solved.

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## M- B- M+ B-M- B2 M+ B2 M- B- M+ B-M- B2 M+ B2

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#### Result:Two adjacent edges are still inverted.Go back to Case #1, do the sequence, and thebottom edges are solved.

As it turns out, the same sequence was used throughout all three cases. Now that your cube is solved, put it back in the box and return it to the toy store (you still have the reciept, don't you?); take the cash and buy a 6-pack!