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## How to Solve a Rubik's Cube - Step 3 - Middle Layer Edges

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• Description: A Tutorial on how to place the middle edge pieces.

As viewer rorygamble (thanks) pointed out, I accidentally said "counter-clockwise" instead of "clockwise" at time 3:07. The move, however, was done correctly except I should have said "clockwise, or up" instead. Hope there was no confusion and let me know if there are any questions.

Looking in the top layer, you must find edge pieces (have two colors) which do not have any yellow colored stickers (those are going to be placed later). The edge pieces you want to find are Red/Green, Green/Orange, Orange/Blue, and Blue/Red. Once you have found any of those in a top layer edge position, you must turn the top layer until the color on the side of that edge piece (such as blue in the blue/red edge piece) is matched with its center. You must then determine which direction the piece must be placed. If the color on top (for the red/blue piece that has blue on the side, the color on top is red) of the edge piece has a center to the left, the piece must be placed to the left, and vice versa.

After determining where the piece needs to be placed, you must turn the top face a quarter turn AWAY from that direction. So if the red/blue piece is matched with the blue center (when blue colored sticker on the side) and the red center is to the left of the edge, you must turn that edge piece away from that center, or to the RIGHT (that would be top face counter clockwise).

After you have turned the piece away from where it needs to be placed, you must take the side which has the color on the top of the edge piece (would be red on TOP for the red/blue piece if blue is on the SIDE) and perform the same move that was done in step 2. If the side is on the left, you do Li Ti L (or left up, top towards you, left back down). If the side that has the color the same as the top color of the edge piece is on the RIGHT, you perform R T Ri (or right up, top towards you, right back down).

You will then notice that a WHITE bottom corner piece has been moved to the top layer. All you have to do now is place it back down by doing the same move we performed in step 2 and just before. Look at the color on the SIDE with white (not facing up) and match it diagonally with its corresponding center. If the corner piece is the Red/Blue/White, and blue is on the side with white, you must turn the top face until blue is matched diagonally with its center and then you MUST HOLD THAT CENTER**. You must then look to see if white is facing to the left or to the right. If it is facing to the left when you are holding the center, you must do Li Ti L -- if white is facing to the right, you must do R T Ri.

You should see an edge piece matched up now with its corner and the white bottom should be complete again.

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