Have you ever wondered how fast you could solve a 2×2 cube? It’s not as hard as you might think, but it can take some practice. This article will show you the different ways to solve a 2×2, including how to go about learning them, and then discuss some tips for getting faster at solving them.
There are multiple ways to solve a 2×2, but only one is the most efficient.
The most efficient way is called the Fridrich method, which uses two 3-move solutions in one move.
The fastest time for solving a 2×2 is 4 moves, but it requires you to have perfect parity (0 or 1).
The method used in speed solving competitions is called the Fridrich method.
The method used in speed solving competitions is called the Fridrich method. It was invented by Jessica Fridrich and is named after her, but is also commonly known as “Fridrich 3-2-1”.
The idea behind this method is simple: you start by placing two corner pieces on their sides (the two ones opposite each other), then one face-to-face and one edge-to-edge, then another pair of corners (which would be opposite from those first two), then another pair of edges and finally you’re done! This gives you a cube with one corner solved, which can be solved using any number of moves.
It’s very similar to the Fridrich method used for speed solving a 3×3, except that you need to figure out how to solve it without a cross first.
The Fridrich method is the best way to solve a 2×2 in speedCube. It’s also very similar to how you would solve a 3×3, except that you need to figure out how to solve it without a cross first!
First of all, let’s get this straight: when someone says that they have solved their cube in under five minutes, they’re not talking about solving any particular puzzle (or even solving all four edges). They’re just saying “I solved my cube.” This can be done using any method at all—but since most people use algorithms like F2L or F4L by hand, we’ll focus on those here.
To begin with, if you don’t already have an algorithm memorized for solving cubes (or maybe even if you do), now would be a good time for us to introduce ourselves: We’re Speedcubers! We love solving puzzles and we want everyone else who loves them too! That said…
Once you have the cross figured out, there are two algorithms for solving each of the four edge pieces. The first algorithm is for the front right edge piece, and it’s called a Rippled Square.
The second algorithm is for the front left edge piece and it’s called a Mirror Square (or Mirror-Image Cross).
The third algorithm is for the back right edge piece and it’s called an Inverted Square (or Inversion Cross).
The entire cube can then be solved with four more algorithms.
The entire cube can be solved with four more algorithms, and there are four algorithms for each of the four edge pieces. The fastest time recorded on a 2×2 as of October 2018 was 0.96 seconds by an Australian cuber named Feliks Zemdegs (full video below).
The fastest time recorded on a 2×2 as of October 2018 was 0.96 seconds by an Australian cuber named Feliks Zemdegs.
Feliks Zemdegs is the current world record holder, having solved a 2×2 in 0.96 seconds on October 26th 2018. He also holds an average time of 1 second for two moves per second—and he was 20 years old at the time!
Zemdegs’s technique for solving this puzzle involves memorizing his last move and then reading out loud what he would do next if he had more time to solve it correctly, which can take up to 20 minutes or more depending on how fast you think your brain works (and how much patience you have).
He also holds the record for the fastest average time at 1 second flat.
This record is held by Paul Dekker, who solved a 2×2 in 0.96 seconds – the fastest average time for any cubist problem on YouTube.
The fastest time for solving a 2 by 2 rubik’s cube is 1 second flat, with 1 second being the time it takes to complete all four moves of each row and column separately. The record holder was Samuel Kasky from Brazil (1 second), followed by Anthony Nettles from England (1.02 seconds). In total there are five people who have broken this barrier: Samuel Kasky twice; Chris Sheppard once; Ryan Weber twice; and Jason Klassen once!
It isn’t very hard to start speed solving a 2×2 cube if you know the moves and algorithms!
The first thing you have to do is learn how to solve it without a cross, which is called an edge piece. It’s easy, but it takes some practice. After that, you’ll need to learn how the edge pieces fit together so that they don’t slide around when you rotate them. Then there are only four more algorithms left for us—and those last four will take us through all 22 pieces in our cube. After solving this, you can try your hands on a spinner cube as if you will be able to solve a spinner cube, you can make an impression on your friends.
There is no definitive answer to how many moves it takes to solve a 2×2, as there are multiple algorithms that can be used. However, the average number of moves is around 40. The fastest time for a 2×2 is around 10 seconds, but this can vary depending on the individual.