.Name That Compound: IUPAC Naming Challenge

In summary, the conversation was about determining the IUPAC name of a compound with the chemical structure shown in the given image. The individual had attempted several names but was unsure of the correct one. After some discussion, it was determined that the correct name was 5-chloro-1,4-dimethylcyclohexene, with the mistake being previously made by adding an extra dash in the name. A helpful resource for determining IUPAC names was also shared.
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What is the IUPAC name of this compound?

2. The attempt at a solution
I have tried: 5-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohexene, 4-chloro-2,5-dimethyl-cyclohex-1-ene, and 5-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohex-1-ene
 

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think it should be 3-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohex-1-ene (working anti-clockwise) to ensure the lowest overall numbering.
 
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Actually it was 5-chloro-1,4-dimethylcyclohexene. I made the dumb mistake of putting 5-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohexene before, which is why it was wrong. This website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/Chemistry/Rizzo/chem220a/alkenes.pdf is a good resource for this if anyone has similar questions. But thank you for your help PWiz.
 

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