God's algorithm

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From the notion that God could compute the optimal solution of a puzzle and use it.

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God's algorithm ‎(plural God's algorithms)

  1. (combination puzzles, chiefly Rubik's Cube) An optimal solution; one that uses the fewest moves.
    • 2008, David Joyner, Adventures in group theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine & other mathematical toys, ISBN 978-0-8018-9012-3, page 149:
      Many people have worked on God's algorithm for the Rubik's Cube. For a while it was guessed that the superflip position is the position which is as far from ‘start’ (the solved position) as possible.

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