Talk:36 Cube

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Via computer search I have determined that there are 96 unique mechanical solutions to this puzzle. Of course, there is a mechanical trick that allows solutions to the puzzle violate the rules of the 36 officer problem but still appear solved. Bmenrigh (talk) 05:08, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

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Shouldn't a Wiki article on a solvable puzzle contain at least one sample solution to the puzzle? This seems to be the standard with other puzzles like the "8 queens" puzzle. In the case of a commercial product like the 36 cube, perhaps the article could contain a link to the (or a) solution, with an appropriate "spoiler" warning? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.206.187.121 (talk) 05:46, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

It is clearly unsolvable, as it has all restrictions of the unsolvable Thirty-six officers problem (plus some more). This was already corrected once, why did it re-appear? Before checking here I also wrote a code to solve it which also rendered it unsolvable — Preceding unsigned comment added by 176.63.124.182 (talk) 14:09, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

It is not unsolvable, because there are two special pieces which fit differently onto some parts of the base from other pieces of the same height. There are 96 possible solutions - verified by an exhaustive computer search. I have one of them sitting in front of me right now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by R c a d (talkcontribs) 14:57, 4 January 2014 (UTC)