Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

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Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby The Borg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:40 am

That cant be true! Really?
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby borginator2 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:16 am

My uncle solved one mathematically when they first came out. No algorithms. Took him about 45 minutes and another 10 for the barrel cube.
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby The Borg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:48 pm

borginator2 wrote:My uncle solved one mathematically when they first came out. No algorithms. Took him about 45 minutes and another 10 for the barrel cube.


Thats neat Borginator! Smart uncle! :o
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby Sharkretriver » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Algorithms are mathematical; they are made up of commutators.
I think what you meant to say was solving a 3x3x3 without looking at anyone else's commutators, i.e. coming up with your solution independantly.
Anyway, since the 3x3x3 is the starting puzzle for many, they'd probably look at algorithms for the 3x3x3, and then months or years later, solve another puzzle independantly.
Gelatinbrain http://users.skynet.be/gelatinbrain/Applets/Magic%20Polyhedra/online.htm is a site where there are many puzzles, many which have not been produced in real life, or are impossible/very unlikely to be produced.

@Borg that's really impressive o_O never heard anything like it.
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby The Borg » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:12 pm

Sharkretriver wrote:Algorithms are mathematical; they are made up of commutators.
I think what you meant to say was solving a 3x3x3 without looking at anyone else's commutators, i.e. coming up with your solution independantly.
Anyway, since the 3x3x3 is the starting puzzle for many, they'd probably look at algorithms for the 3x3x3, and then months or years later, solve another puzzle independantly.
Gelatinbrain http://users.skynet.be/gelatinbrain/Applets/Magic%20Polyhedra/online.htm is a site where there are many puzzles, many which have not been produced in real life, or are impossible/very unlikely to be produced.

@Borg that's really impressive o_O never heard anything like it.


I see now! I wish I had an uncle, and that he could do that!
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby Npham » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:54 pm

i guess it is...if you flip the pieces
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby borginator2 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:11 am

Yeah, my uncle is a smart man. He used to teach Mathematics at Cambridge. Then he worked for several banks before he retired in his 40s. He's been travelling the world on holiday ever since.
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby The Borg » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:00 pm

borginator2 wrote:Yeah, my uncle is a smart man. He used to teach Mathematics at Cambridge. Then he worked for several banks before he retired in his 40s. He's been travelling the world on holiday ever since.


I knew he was prof!
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby RubikRyan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:29 pm

Well... someone, somewhere along the line had to figure out those algorithms so i guess before someone decided to share them you couldve used common sense to know the algorithms... if your smart enough.
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Re: Solving with out algorithms on a 3x3x3? Really?

Postby borginator2 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:10 am

My uncle did. He didn't have algorithms. I suspect he used commentators which swap pieces around and observed what they did to the rest. This is a form of algorithm as well, only cooked up on the fly.
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