Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge is not an easy one. This word ladder took me eight steps to solve... can you do better?

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

D O U G H
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M O N E Y

Here is one 8-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

D O U G H
R O U G H
R O U G E
R O U S E
M O U S E
M O U S Y
M O S S Y
M O S E Y
M O N E Y

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free share your solution with us in the comments below. Tomorrow: Think Thursday.