Welcome to the Thursday Brain Game. By changing one letter at a time to form new words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert the word LIVE into the word DEAD in seven (or fewer) steps. Good luck!

L I V E
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D E A D

Here is a six-step SOLUTION.

A SIX-STEP SOLUTION:

LIVE > HIVE > HIRE > HERE > HERD > HEAD > DEAD

Did you come up with a different series of words? Please post your solution in the comments. Thanks!