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The answer is (A)

Anhydrides reacts with benzene as per the following example:

And, as we know ketones are meta-directing, so we can expect -Cl at the meta position.

Now, the third step is Clemmenson reduction which will reduce keto part and gives you the product.

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I  know first option  is correct butWhy not d .
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Hi Shradha! Cl is o-p directing group, hence it will result in the product 1-chloro-4-ethylbenzene
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Thank u   for correcting  my mistake.   I had not read   this q properly  , i had considered  this q as 1 ,4   not 1,3.

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