5x5x5 Cube

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5x5x5 Cube
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5x5x5 Cube into a solved position
Alternative names: Professor Cube, 5x5 cube
Shape: Cube
Internal Mechanism: 5x5x5
Inventor: Udo Krell
Year: 1981
Produced by: Rubik's, East Sheen, MoYu, Shengshou, QiYi, QJ, V-Cube, Maru, Diansheng, LanLan, DaYan, Cyclone Boys

The 5x5x5 cube (also known as the Professor's Cube, and normally referred to as the 5x5x5 or 5x5) is a twistable puzzle in the shape of a cube that is cut four times along each of three axes.

The 5x5x5 cube was invented by Udo Krell in 1981. Several designs for the 5x5x5 were proposed at the time, but it was Krell's design which was first manufactured (by Uwe Mèffert) in Hong Kong in 1983.[1] It was marketed by Ideal Toys in Germany as "Rubik's Wahn" (Wahn = delusion or illusion). They were also sold in Japan under the name "Professor's Cube".[2] In the 1990s Meffert reissued the "Professor's Cube".[3] In 1999 Chen Sen Li patented his East Sheen 5x5x5 cube. In 2004 Panagiotis Verdes filed a patent for big cubes which provided an improved mechanism for the 5x5x5 cube which he produced as part of the V-cube range. Since 2010 many Chinese companies beginning with Shengshou have released their own 5x5x5 cubes.

This puzzle has 6 fixed centers, a total of 48 other center pieces, a total of 36 edge pieces, and 8 corners, and 2.8 x 10^74 positions.

A Professor cube, partially dismantled.

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Regular cubic twisty puzzles
0x0x0
1x1x1
2x2x2
Pocket Cube
3x3x3
Rubik's Cube
4x4x4
Rubik's Revenge
5x5x5
Professor's Cube
6x6x6
V-Cube 6
7x7x7
V-Cube 7
8x8x8
9x9x9
10x10x10
11x11x11
12x12x12
13x13x13
MoYu 13x13
14x14x14
15x15x15
16x16x16
17x17x17
Over The Top
18x18x18
19x19x19
20x20x20
21x21x21
22x22x22
23x23x23
24x24x24
25x25x25
26x26x26
27x27x27
28x28x28
29x29x29
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