Message #1866

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: 3^5 solved!
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:46:30 -0700

I’m still aghast that anyone wants to solve the 120 cell! If this keeps
up I’m going to declare a 120 cell speedsolving competition which I will
time using a calendar. ;-) It’s a beautiful puzzle to be sure, but
what’s next? A 120 Cell blindfolded solution? I would much rather see
more people taking on the 24 cell, Klein’s Quartic, or other marvelous
and much smaller puzzles with those hundreds of hours of spare time you

Regardless, congratulations to Ray on his 3^5 solution!

On 8/24/2011 2:40 PM, schuma wrote:
> Congratulations! Seems like you are the youngest solver of 3^5.
> I don’t want to give you any pressure but if you can keep this fast pace and your father let you use the computer, you’ll probably become the youngest solver of 120-cell.
> Nan
> — In, "deustfrr"<thermostatico@…> wrote:
>> Hi, I have just solved the 3^5 puzzle! Btw I am not twelve anymore but thirteen years old. I used the Sheerin-Zhao hybrid method, which is analogous to the Fridrich method for the normal cube, basically meaning pairs of nc and n+1c are made, then there’s an orientation and permutation step for the last layer.
>> A few hard parts were basically where 5c pieces were involved, lol.
>> Thanks to Roice for writing the program and Matthew who unknowingly helped make the method I used. Also thanks to Nan who tried to help me with the last piece, (I figured it out myself.)
>> Also, typing on the iPod is so fun!
>> Lastly, since my dad now works at home on the computer, I’m not sure how far I can go with these puzzles anymore. My goal, in order, is to solve the 120-cell, the 4^5, and the. 5^5.
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