re: Poker & figuring odds
It is right enough, it is called the shotgun method. However, some of your outs could improve your hand, and your opponents hand simultaneously. These are known as douts. Some of your outs may be reduced to a half out, etc.
It is important to include what you know about the range of hands that you put your opponetn on.
For example lets say you have pocket 9,9. flop is 78q offsuit. Your opponent holds j,10. Lets say you are getting real good pot odds
, even when you lead out. The river comes and you hit your 9 giving you trips. Well, your opponent just made a straight. so your 9 is a dout not an out.