I'm old enough to remember buying soft drinks in glass bottles for a dime, and that memory inspires this week's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay puzzle. Good luck!

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

D I M E
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
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S O D A

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

D I M E
D O M E
C O M E
C O M A
C O D A
S O D A

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