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Starting with BALL, change one letter at a time until you have the word HEAD.

Each change leaves the other letters in their original places and must result in a proper word.

What is the minimum number of steps required to achieve this change?

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Ball bell hell heal head.
Ball bell hell held head.
Ball hall hell heal head.
Ball hall hell held head.

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