# Message #1486

From: Andrey <andreyastrelin@yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: [MC4D] Magic Tile - 3 colors, 7 layers solved.

Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:55:19 -0000

Yes, it was hexagonal. But it could be any of them.

— In 4D_Cubing@yahoogroups.com, "Eduard Baumann" <baumann@…> wrote:

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> All 3-color puzzle are equivalent you say. Which one have you solved with 109 twists? Hexagonal?

> Ed

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> —– Original Message —–

> From: Andrey

> To: 4D_Cubing@yahoogroups.com

> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 8:35 AM

> Subject: [MC4D] Magic Tile - 3 colors, 7 layers solved.

>

>

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> There are 5 different 3-color puzzles that are implemented in Magic Tile, but they all are the same and equivalent to "hemi-cube" - a figure with 1 corner, 3 edges and 3 faces. As far as I know, it is the only nonorientable puzzle that is implemented for now.

> Everybody can made it himself in material world: take Rubik’s cube, paint it in 3 colors and always do twists in pairs - rotate opposite faces in the same direction.

>

> I don’t remember if I solved it before. May be yes. It’s very interesting

> puzzle: it is nonorientable, very dense and has strange behaviour of pieces.

> There may be parity problems on every layer: if you solve layer from inside,

> you may find that two "diagonal" stickers are swapped, and you have to swap a

> couple of "side" stickers and then restore them by "even" operations.

>

> Result is 109 twists. It could be much better (below 20?), but I’ve solved it

> by intuition only.

>

> Andrey

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