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From: "David Byrden"
To: " From: Corey Folkerts
> I recently got my hands on a 5x5x5 from Dr. Christoph Bandelow,
> however, I'm am at an almost complete loss as to how to solve it.
I just extended the technique that had worked for me on the
smaller cubes.
Solve the corners, then solve the inner edges, then eventually
the faces in the interior of the sides. By choosing these 5 subsets
of the faces, which of course do not exchange faces with each other,
you break the cube into a sequence of 5 smaller problems. Working
inwards from the outermost faces is best because you can easily find
operators (combinations of moves) that affect the inner faces in some
way but preserve the outer ones that you have already solved.
David