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Synthesize the following compound from the indicated starting material.

You may use:
- any organic compounds containing three or less carbon atoms
- benzene
- n-bromosuccimide
- triphenylphosphine
- methylvinyl ketone
- LDA, ethyl acetoacetate
- diethyl malonate
- wittig reagents
- and any inorganic reagents.

If it is necessary to use a wittig reagent, show how it is prepared.

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