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benzoic acid in LDA, multiple choice

Predict the product of the following reaction between benzoic acid and lithium diisopropylamide (LDA).

please do not guess! i know LDA deprotonates from the adjacent carbon with more hydrogens, but what if neither side has any hydrogens. this is a multiple choicequestion. please give me the answer and explanation for 5 stars. also only answer if you're confident

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