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# How do you solve a 5x5 Professor's Cube?

Updated: 9/11/2023

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Ok, this really isn't that hard. I am assuming you can already solve the original cube. The trick is to turn it into the original cube... e.g, there are 3 Blue/Red edges, but when they are all next to each other, called paired, they act as a single edge, just like on the 3x3x3. Same goes for all the other edges and the centers. so, once you do that, you can solve it just like a normal cube. Notation: The edges are called middle, and outer edges. U is the top D is the bottom, and left, right, front, back. A lower case letter indicates the inner slice, e.g l means: x/X/x/x/x x/X/x/x/x x/X/x/x/x x/X/x/x/x x/X/x/x/x A letter means to turn that face clockwise, as if you where facing it. Letter' means to turn it anti clockwise. Rr means the entire right side of the cube clockwise. And an algortihm is a sequence of moves. The centers: Ok, first you want to solve all of the center pieces. The trick is to make 1x3 blocks. E.g: G/B/B G/Y/W G/R/G 2: Ok, let's say you did the green center first. The middle square on the top will be blue. What you want to is is first build a center slice, e.g x/X/x x/X/x x/X/x To get the pieces up there though, you will break up the red side. You need to move htem out of the way in order to move the red side back. Like this for example: x/x/x x/B/B x/x/x You move the Rr slice to get it there, and this happens: G/G/x G/G/x G/G/x So, U menas you can rotate it back without a worry. But when you have the last 3x1 block, you might be finding it hard to ge tit there. The trick is this, have the 1x3 replace the other 1x3, then U2, then replace the bottom. You'll find the top solved, e.g, you have the cube like so: B/B/x B/B/x B/B/x ---- B/x/x B/x/x B/x/x ---- G> V And then you would do (L)l',U2,(L)l. Next, solve one of the other faces. Now solve one next to it. Now oyu will have two faces next to each other, needing to be solved. You should be able to get a 2x3 block on btoh sides easily, and then you will get stuck. x/x/X | Y/y/y x/x/X | Y/y/y x/x/Y | X/y/y Or any other roations. For this exact position, hold it so the x face if f and the y r, then do this algorithm: F R2 (U)u', R, (U)u. For the rest, jsut tyr to figure it out yourself. You'll get it after some hard work. Edges: Looks hard, is very easy. Just takes some time. O, what you want to do, is line up a center edge, and a outer edge oposite each other, so that both have X on one face, and Y is on oppposite. Then you will require one of these two algorithms: x/x/x/x/x x/x/x/x/Y Y/x/x/x/x x/x/x/x/x x/x/x/x/x Hold it like this and do: (D)d R F' U R' F' (D)d' x/x/x/x/x Y/x/x/x/x x/x/x/x/Y x/x/x/x/x x/x/x/x/x Now just repeat this for every single piece. Eventually, every edge will be paired.. but... Parity Parity is a situation which is not possible ona normal Rubik's cube without taking it apart and replacing the pieces wrong, e.g one edge is flipped.Luckily, there is only one case of pairty on the professors cube. What happens is, the outer edges are flipped on one edge, so it goes like this: x/Y/X/Y/x ---- y/X/Y/X/y To solve this, hold the cube so that this edge is in the up layer, and the back. Then do this algortihm: Rr2 B2 U2 Ll U2 Rr' U2 Rr2 U2 F2 Rr F2 Ll' B2 Rr2, adn it'll eb bakc to normal. 3x3x3 Now just solve your cube like a normal 3x3x3! ---- ......................................................................................................................................... _______________________________________________________________________________________ Hey im FotACK and i have a question based on this. does this mean i have to solve all the center cubes first? i hope not. I Can solve a 3x3 (ive done it in 25 seconds) but i cant fix my 5x5. solving it like a 3x3 i managed to solve the bottom layer with the the green face, but i dont know what to do now!

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