Problem: Starting from methyl acetoacetate and any other necessary reagents, complete the most efficient three-step synthesis of the ketone, 3-benzyl-5-methylhexan-2-one, by dragging the appropriate compound(s) into the boxes. Only one set of reagents will fit into each box, and all compounds will not be used.

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This retrosynthesis starts from an acetoacetate ending with a ketone which will involve as series of enolate alkylations and decarboxylation:

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Starting from methyl acetoacetate and any other necessary reagents, complete the most efficient three-step synthesis of the ketone, 3-benzyl-5-methylhexan-2-one, by dragging the appropriate compound(s) into the boxes. Only one set of reagents will fit into each box, and all compounds will not be used.