# Unraveling the Rubik's Cube

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Have you ever wondered what makes the Rubik's Cube so tricky? Join us as we investigate the relationship between the order of a move sequence and the cube's average variegation. We'll use a computer program to simulate the cube and collect data to see if the points fit a polynomial equation.

## Hypothesis

The hypothesis is that variegation during repetition of any given sequence may always change according to a polynomial expression of varying degree.

## Method & Materials

You will use a computer program to simulate a Rubik's Cube and compute average variegation. You will then collect data to see if the points fit a polynomial equation.

You will need a computer program written in QBASIC, a Rubik's Cube, and a way to record data.

## Results

Our investigation revealed that when variegation was graphed against the number of repetitions of the sequence, the resulting points fit a 4th degree polynomial equation. This suggests that the larger the order of the sequence, the higher the degree of the polynomial.

## Why do this project?

This science project is so interesting because it explores the mathematics behind the Rubik's Cube, which is a classic puzzle that has been around for decades.

## Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include testing different sequences of moves and different orders of the sequence.

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