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## Homework Statement

At the start of a gameshow there are 10 contestants of which 6 are female. In each round of

the game, one contestant is eliminated. All of the contestants have the same chance of

progressing to the next round each time.

Given that the first contestant to be eliminated is male, find the probability that the next

two contestants to be eliminated are both female.

## Homework Equations

p(next to be female|male)=(next to be female n male)/(male)

## The Attempt at a Solution

I did (4/10)*(6/9)*(5/8)

But when I checked the answer, it was (6/9)*(5/8).

Why?