# Yau5 method

 Yau5 method Information about the method Proposer(s): Robert Yau Proposed: 2009 Alt Names: none Variants: none No. Steps: 8 No. Algs: None Avg Moves: Unknown Purpose(s): Speedsolving

Yau5, not to be confused with Yau4, is a 5x5x5 speedsolving method proposed by Robert Yau. It can also be, and frequently is, applied to bigger cubes.

Yau5 is not the same as Yau (Yau4). While both have a partial cross step, Yau5 pairs edges differently from Yau4. See Steps below.

## Steps

1. Solve two opposite centers
2. Solve 3 of the cross edges
3. Solve the last 4 centers by solving the layer closest to the partial cross, then the next closest, etc.
4. Solve the final cross edge
5. Pair 4 2nd layer edges
6. Solve 2 adjacent F2L pairs
7. Pair the last 4 edges (+ parity on odd-ordered cubes)
8. Solve like a 3x3x3 (+ parity on even-ordered cubes)

## Pros

• Cross and 2 F2L pairs are already done when you start the 3x3 step
• Easy edge-pairing

## Cons

• Centers are a little harder
• Difficult to find the right edges to pair