Can you solve today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge in five steps or fewer? Good luck!

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

M A I L
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S H I P

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

M A I L
M A I D
S A I D
S K I D
S K I P
S H I P

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!