I didn't like green beans when I was a kid. My dad forced me to sit at the table and finish them, even though cold green beans were far worse than warm ones. As an adult, I can manage to finish off a serving of green beans if they come my way, but I've never sought them out. It's best if green beans and I don't cross paths.

Here's today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay puzzle. Good luck!

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

G R E E N
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B E A N S

Here is a 9-step SOLUTION.

A 9-STEP SOLUTION:

G R E E N
G R E E D
T R E E D
T R E E S
T R I E S
T R I M S
T R A M S
T E A M S
B E A M S
B E A N S

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, and come back tomorrow to try your hand at our Think Thursday challenge.