Any Rubik's Cube configuration can be solved in just 20 moves!
Despite the fact that it took Erno Rubik, the inventor of the Rubik's Cube, a month to solve it, and this famous puzzle has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible configurations, the latter can be solved by only 20 movements!
This is the conclusion of a team of researchers based in Palo Alto, Calif., Who used Google computers to perform this calculation that would take 35 years on a high-end PC.
By going through algebra, by modeling each of the rotations as a letter, the researchers demonstrated that any configuration of the cube can be solved in 20 movements. This number of movements is known as the god number.
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