God's number

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Etymology[edit]

Compare God's algorithm.

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God's number

  1. (combination puzzles, chiefly Rubik's Cube) The maximum number of moves needed to solve a puzzle using God's algorithm.
    • 2010, Cecilia di Chio et al., Applications of Evolutionary Computation, Part 1, ISBN 3-642-12238-8, page 80:
      Although invented in 1974, the number of moves required to solve any state of Rubik's Cube (the so-called God's number) is yet to be determined after 30 years.