Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is a brand new word ladder. Since the words share the same first two letters, it looks easier than it is. Good luck!

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

G I V E
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G I F T

Here is a 4-step SOLUTION.

A 4-STEP SOLUTION:

G I V E
L I V E
L I F E
L I F T
G I F T

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!