# The first easy step to solving the Rubik’s Cube!

The plan is to show you how to solve the Rubik’s Cube in just a few easy steps. We are going to use the layer method. So we do the entire top layer, then the middle and finally the bottom face.

First thing to do is learn the notation (the way to know what moves to make). I will also explain the pictures that show you what the cube should look like, before and after each step.

So lets get to the task at hand.

The picture on the left is one of two pictures that will show you how to hold the cube. The position of colors does not matter. But in the pictures we will use to learn this method, the front is always in the same place.

The front should always be facing toward you. Your left hand should be on the side that says left hand. Your right hand should be on the opposite side of your left hand and the top should be pointing up. The bottom is the side that is facing the floor and the back is the side facing away from you. The picture on the right shows the bottom of the Rubik’s cube.

## The notation of the Rubik’s Cube moves

This is how you are going to know what part of the cube to move for each step. It is pretty simple so I will give a couple of examples and the rest should make sense. Turn each side a quarter turn.

l

The part you see is the front. So with the front of the cube facing you turn the left side in the direction of the arrow(down). That’s it just follow the arrows.

fi

In this case you turn the front(the side facing you), in the direction of the arrow – to your left.

That’s it. You are ready to move on to solving the first layer.