Problem: Shown below are chemical structures of an anti-cholesterol medication Crestor (left) and a narcotic analgesic hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin (right). Label the stereocenters indicated by arrows with appropriate (R) or (S) designators. Note that the question asks for configurations of only 3 out of 4 stereocenters in Vicodin.

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Shown below are chemical structures of an anti-cholesterol medication Crestor (left) and a narcotic analgesic hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin (right). Label the stereocenters indicated by arrows with appropriate (R) or (S) designators. Note that the question asks for configurations of only 3 out of 4 stereocenters in Vicodin.

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