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

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F L A K E

Here is a 6-step SOLUTION.

A 6-STEP SOLUTION:

WHITE > WHILE > WHALE > SHALE > SHAKE > SLAKE > FLAKE

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