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Five-year-old girl who can solve Rubik’s Cube in just 100 seconds

 

 

Summer, who is home schooled, regularly solves it in under two minutes and her parents hope to see her demonstrating her talent soon at competitions.
Summer, who is home schooled, regularly solves it in under two minutes and her parents hope to see her demonstrating her talent soon at competitions. Photo: CATERS

Bright spark Summer Razaq only picked up the 3D colour-matching puzzle at a family party six months ago.

The talented child, from Rotherham, was able to complete a cube in under five minutes before she turned five in October.

Summer, who is home schooled, regularly solves it in under two minutes and her parents hope to see her demonstrating her talent soon at competitions.

Dad Kamran, 33, said: “She just picked up a Rubik’s Cube at a party. She couldn’t really do it at first, but soon got the hang of it.

“The cubes can be quite expensive, but we’ve bought her one or two more. It’s amazing to see how quickly she can do it now.”

Summer, who has siblings Zakir, three and Fahim, one, also enjoys jigsaw puzzles and is now learning a 4x4x4 cube.

She said: “It’s fun. I like to sit in the treehouse in the garden at home and do it. I can finish faster now than when I first started.”

Mum Nasreen, 29, said: “We’re very proud of her. She picked it up so quickly.”

The Rubik’s Cube was invented in Hungary in 1974 and went on to become the world’s best-selling toy.

Kamran, a charity worker, said: “Solving it is all to do with algorithms depending where all the colours are on the sides.

“I don’t play chess, but I imagine it’s the same as that. You have to think three or four steps ahead all the time.

“You’ve got to have the patience for it too.

“We’re looking at the World Cube Association website at the moment. There’s a girl in Bristol who can do it in about the same time but she’s seven years old.

“It would be nice to see Summer go along the next time there’s an event nearby and see how she gets on.”

“We’ve bought all the books, like ones by Carol Vorderman and study at home. We just find the time.

“Summer’s really good with her times tables. We’re hoping there’s a place back at school for her this September.”

- The Telegraph

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