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The Big Payback

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Can you solve the Word Ladder in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge in five steps or fewer? Let's find out:

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

L E N D_ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ C A S H

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

L E N D
L A N D
L A N E
C A N E
C A S E
C A S H

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

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