We're being asked to draw the enolate nucleophile and carbonyl electrophile that forms the product shown.
Recall that aldehydes and ketones undergo aldol condensation in the presence of a base to form enones:
Draw structures for the carbonyl electrophile and enolate nucleophile that react to give the enone below. You do not have to consider stereochemistry. Draw the enolate ion in its carbanion form
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