# Talk:Reduction Method

When I was looking ad my "direct solving" method I found I do, direct solve but also in portions reduce and solve as a 3x3x3. For F2B I first pair up the edge and then I solve the pair = pure reduction. In the end I do ELL using commutators on single edges = pure direct solving.

But in the middle part I pair up 2 centres and make a pair with an edge that I solve...

Looks exaclty like the reduction pair I did but with centres-edge instead of edges-corner...

Wich puzzle do I reduce to then?? :D

// Kenneth 06:57, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

## Methods other than reduction for 5x5 and up

As far as I know everyone uses reduction for 5x5 and up?