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Monday, May 05, 2014

Puzzling Times

We recently bought online the rubik's 2x2 cube. It looks deceptively simple but I am still trying to work it out. I have solved at least one face and T shape of the 3x3 cube intuitively but no amount of intuition seems to work in the two by two one. It needs algorithm. Good old algorithm which needs to be memorised. Strangely while imitation three by three pieces are available dirt cheap at even Rs 20,  this one is more than ten times the cost. 
Watch this space for updates.

We also got the rubik's snake which is a chain of prisms that can be turned 360 degrees along one plane and twisted into various interesting shapes. An interesting toy which doesn't seem to be as much available as one would like it to be considering it is also a great one for stress relieving. 
I wouldn't mind having one at my desk....this or the Bucky ball...instead of having a stress ball. 

The three by three yet needs to be mastered. 

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