Problem: Which reagent(s) would convert the carboxylic acid below to a ketone? Which reagent(s) would bring about the following transformation? CH2N2 Mel NaOMe, MeOH 1. MeLi 2. H2O

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Which reagent(s) would convert the carboxylic acid below to a ketone? Which reagent(s) would bring about the following transformation? 

CH2N2 Mel NaOMe, MeOH 1. MeLi 2. H2O

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