# Poker Outs and Odds | Smart Poker Study Podcast #45

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Calculating your outs and odds are super important to profitably draw to made hands on the flop and turn.

Podcast Mission
My mission for today is to show you how to easily calculate the odds of hitting a made hand based on your outs from the flop or the turn.

The 4/2 Rule states that you can multiply your outs on the flop by 4 to estimate the odds of making your draw by the river, and multiply them by 2 to estimate the odds of making it on the river.

This podcast dives deeper and proves that the 4/2 Rule is very accurate and a good, simple way to calculate your drawing odds.

Podcast Challenge
Here’s my challenge to you for this episode: If the 4/2 rule isn’t ingrained in your poker lexicon yet, get on it! As you play your next few sessions, every time you’re considering drawing to a hand, think about the number of outs you have and calculate the odds of hitting one of your outs. Learning this math is the start of making sound mathematical drawing decisions.