Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Goal Achieved!

One of my goals this year was to learn how to solve a Rubik's cube.

I've finally memorized the moves and committed them into muscle memory.

This problem took me about 7 minutes to solve, not as fast as those superfast sub-1 minute solvers, but I did it on my own.

Things I've learnt from this exercise:

  1. Things are easy if you break them down step by step.

  2. My 3D spatial visualization and imagination has improved. I can see the cubes moving in my mind.

  3. Analyze for patterns and symmetry to solve a problem. The final step to solve the H and Fish pattern is actually one problem only. The H pattern solving moves are actually a subset of the Fish pattern.

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