Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge brings with it a brand new word ladder. Enjoy!

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert EASY into HARD in the fewest possible steps.

E A S Y
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
H A R D

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

E A S Y
E A S E
B A S E
B A
R E
B A R D

H A R D

Did you come up with a different sequence of words (shorter, longer, or the same length)? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing!