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It's written in QFT books, see for instance George_W._S. book "Flavor Physics and the TeV Scale" that the following Feynman diagram (1)

is the dominant Feynman diagram for ## b \to s ~l^+l^− ## decay. Actually I compare this diagram via another possible diagram (2)

Both (1) and (2) are proportional to## G_F^2##, so they are on equal coupling order, also (1) proportional to

\begin{align}

\Big(\frac{1}{k\!\!/ - m_t}\Big)^2 ~ \frac{1}{k^2 - m_w^2},

\end{align}

while (2) proportional to

\begin{align}

\frac{1}{k\!\!/ - m_t} ~ \Big(\frac{1}{k^2 - m_w^2}\Big)^2 ,

\end{align}

I mean (1) has two heavy propagtors in the loop, while (2) has only one heavy propagator, so for the first sight, it seems (2) is the dominant diagram, but this is not the fact .. so any one can explain why (1) is dominant one ?

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# I Dominant Feynman diagram for ##b \to s ~l^+ l^−##

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