In today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge, you'll try to convert one of the higher-pitched musical instruments into one of the lower-pitched ones. Good luck:

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

F I F E
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_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
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T U B A

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

F I F E
F I N E
T I N E
T U N E
T U B E
T U B A

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