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From SOBER to DRUNK

Abstract

Illustrated to the left is a word ladder, converting the word LESS into the word MORE, one letter at a time. The example happens to be a perfect one, since the conversion of a word of "n" letters has been accomplished in "n" moves, the theoretical minimum. Such an ideal word ladder is easiest to construct when the vowel-consonant patterns of the beginning and ending words are identical. Where there is a significant difference in vowel-consonant patterns, a longer ladder is almost invariably required.

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