By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert COLE into SLAW in seven (or fewer) steps. Good luck!

C O L E
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S L A W

Here is a seven-step SOLUTION.

A SEVEN-STEP SOLUTION:

COLE > BOLE > BOLT > BOOT > SOOT > SLOT > SLAT > SLAW
 

 

 

Did you come up with a different series of words? Feel free to post your solution in the comments. Thanks!