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Brain Game: A Four-Spot Drop

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By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert SIXTH into TENTH in the fewest steps possible. Good luck!

S I X T H _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ T E N T H

Here is a 7-step SOLUTION.

A 7-STEP SOLUTION:

SIXTH > SIXTY > SILTY > SILTS > TILTS > TINTS > TENTS > TENTH

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share it by commenting below.

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