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A committee consists of five executives, three women and two men. Their names are Maria (M), John (J), Susan (S), Will (W), and Holly (H). The committee needs to select a chairperson and a secretary. It decides to make the selection randomly by drawing straws. The person getting the longest straw will be appointed chairperson, and the one getting the shortest straw will be appointed secretary. The possible outcomes can be represented in the following manner.
Here, for example, MS represents the outcome that Maria is appointed chairperson and Susan is appointed secretary. List the outcomes constituting each of the following four events.
A = event a male is appointed chairperson,
B = event Holly is appointed chairperson,
C = event Will is appointed secretary,
D = event only females are appointed.


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