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The theory of poker book question
Hello everyone, i start read this book, and i need help understand something in the book. So i have many a question about the book, and i need you all to help me with understand this book.
In the book, David Sklansky talk alot about different form of poker and odds for winning in hand vs this hand. I want understand why different version of poker? I also no understand when he talk in the book about odds, and percentages..From what little i understand from this book. If I play a 9 player table, and i have in my hand 910s and on flop come a/4/7 (2 hearts). Than what to do to figure out if my call is correct or not correct to look for flush? Do i also take other 9 players cards in hand or no? so the math would look like this or am i wrong? 9 (people get cards dealt) x2=18 cards already gone no? Than add the 3 cards on the flop+burn card makes 4 cards out no? 18+4=22 cards out right? 2252=30 cards left in deck no? so my cards would look like 9/30=33% to hit my flush no yes? on the turn only , and on the turn it go down to 16.2% My question about this is in book he talk alot about flush draw hit 4:1, i no understand where 4:1 is coming from, i understand the rest of the pot odds problem where you need more than 4:1 to call and make the call a good call.So if you have 5:1 odds on a flush draw to make the call and it become a winning call in long run no? yet i know understand how he get the number 4:1 for flush draw or other numbers like 10:1 or w/e number it maybe so plz help me understand this part because i no understand it at all. Also i ask abdi about it but he tell me and he make me more confuse than the book so plz help me understand in way is easy to understand 
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You have 2 cards there are three cards in the flop, and 1 on the river total 6 cards that you know the value of. 52 cards in the deck minus the 6 you know about = 46 cards unknown. There are 13 cards in any suit and you know about 4 of them so there are 9 unknown cards in that suit. Therefore 9 cards that help you and 37 that don't (46 unknowns  9 in your suit) Divide 37 by 9 and it is as near as makes no difference 4. So for every card that helps there are 4 that don't. Odds 4:1. Alternatively divide the total unknowns (46) by the cards that help (9) 46/9 = 5. That's = 4:1 (4+1 = 5). This (http://www.pokerstrategy.org/default.aspx?tabid=93) might make it clearer for you but if not do a search on calculating pot odds and read the first several in the results until the light bulb turns on. Hope that helps. 
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Link help much thank you 