# Relationship between time and number of puzzles

#### hic2482w

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There probably is a relationship between your time and the number of twisty puzzles you own (the lower your time, the more puzzles). I have been trying to think of a formula for this, but I can't. Anybody want to help?

For the record, my average is 26 seconds, and I own 7 puzzles.

#### Erzz

x=puzzles
y=time in seconds

puzzles can be graphed as (x^2)+(y-abs(x)^1/3)^2=1
Fair enough?

I own 17ish puzzles and average 23ish

#### Kynit

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Number of puzzles or number of distinct puzzles?
I average 25 seconds, have 6 puzzles, and have 4 different puzzles.

#### TheMachanga

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Uhh, I don't think this will work or will be consistent.

I believe most people who have 200+ puzzles are collectors and not speedcubers.

#### maggot

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seriously? there is no relationship between the number of puzzles you own and the time it takes you to solve a 3x3.

#### qqwref

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There's obviously no formula you can write for this, because different people with the same time can have totally different numbers of puzzles. And plus, as TheMachanga said, most people with a huge number of puzzles can't solve fast at all.

#### Specs112

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Probably no association. 22 seconds, 15 puzzles.

#### hic2482w

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Meh. I just thought that since most people, as they go faster they get more puzzles, there might be a relationship. Apparently not

#### Drake

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I only average around 50 sec and i have over 40 twisty puzzles... Maybe for the 3x3's faster you are more 3x3 you will have, but not for all twisty puzzles.

#### Daniel Wu

110 puzzles, 14 on 3x3.

#### Dene

Definitely no relation. I have a ton of puzzles and I am slow.

#### Lucas Garron

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Not really. Your statement is just too broad. There are some collectors (like Stan!) who own tons of puzzles and don't care about speedcubing. And some cubers get sub-15 without owning many cubes.

However, I would agree that there are reasonable correlations between the following:

Cubing speed - involvement in the community
Involvement in the community - stronger interest in various puzzles
Stronger interest in various puzzles - owning more puzzles

#### Jaysammey777

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3x3 avg: 12-15 depending on the day.
Puzzles: 84 i think

#### maggot

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Not really. Your statement is just too broad. There are some collectors (like Stan!) who own tons of puzzles and don't care about speedcubing. And some cubers get sub-15 without owning many cubes.

However, I would agree that there are reasonable correlations between the following:

Cubing speed - involvement in the community
Involvement in the community - stronger interest in various puzzles
Stronger interest in various puzzles - owning more puzzles
hahah i wish my cubing speed correlated with my involvement in the community. maybe i should start participating more >_>

#### sofeeuhh

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Not really any association. Ex: blizzardkb has like 100-200 puzzles and he can only solve the rubik's cube in a minute or two.

#### RTh

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8 puzzles, 4 3x3's, 2 4x4's, 1 2x2 and 1 5x5.

Avg: 3x3 17.5
2x2 6
4x4 1:50
5x5 4:50