I doubt that the question is wrong as for ( C*HC(CH3)-CO-CH3 ) compound,
the starred Carbon(C*) doesn't complete 4 bonds.
It should rather be CH3-C(CH3)-CO-CH3
Take the longest change, it has functional group of ketone so set priority order accordingly.
4 Carbon in the longest change and methyl group and OH in 3rd place so;
3-hydroxy 3-Methyl Butan-2-one
To Prove:QK = ME