### Cubing Rubik

Next month is *MATH* Magazine's 30th anniversary. Also turning 30 this year is Rubik’s Cube, the popular toy with nine colored squares on each of its six sides. The goal is to move those squares around so that each side is a solid color.

There are 43 *quintillion* different starting positions for the different squares. (And a quintillion is a billion billions, so that's a huge number!) But last week, a team of mathematicians announced that they had figured out—with help from Google's powerful computers—the maximum number of moves to solve the Cube, regardless of how mixed up the colors are.

The answer? Only 20 moves or less! Every time!

We won't ask you to solve Rubik's Cube. But find its volume. The length of each side is 5.7 centimeters.