Problem: Using ethyl acetoacetate and any organic and inorganic reagents, propose an efficient laboratory synthesis of the ketone shown below.

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Using ethyl acetoacetate and any organic and inorganic reagents, propose an efficient laboratory synthesis of the ketone shown below.

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