Last Update: Oct 04, 2022.

**Submitted by: Melessa Catarina**

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### How do you determine a magic number for a team?

Calculating the magic number requires **using the lowest number of losses among the other competing teams**: 162 + 1 - 88 - 70 = 5.

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

#### Magic Number Calculator

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

**How do I find the magic number in baseball?**

- Take the total number of games, e.g., 162.
- Subtract the total wins of the first team, e.g., 55.
- Subtract the losses of the second team, e.g., 57.
- Add 1 to the result and you have your first team's magic number, i.e., 51.

#### What Is Resource Capacity Planning?

##### How do you calculate resource capacity?

- Multiply the number of workdays in the period you are measuring, such as a week or month, by eight to determine the total number of work hours in the period.
- Subtract the amount of time you have allocated for team meetings to determine your net work hours.

##### How do you calculate resource capacity?

- Multiply the number of workdays in the period you are measuring, such as a week or month, by eight to determine the total number of work hours in the period.
- Subtract the amount of time you have allocated for team meetings to determine your net work hours.

Definition. In baseball, the phrase "magic number" is **used to determine how close a team is to making the playoffs or winning the division**. It becomes prominent every year in September as teams begin closing in on clinching.

##### Team Leader Interview Questions

How do you determine if a task or project is at risk? Are there similarities between being a team leader and a coach? What metrics do you use to evaluate team performance? How do you interview prospective team members? Describe your leadership style.#### Magic Number (MN)

**Every time a team wins, its magic number decreases by one**. Similarly, every time that team's closest competitor for the division (or Wild Card) loses, the magic number also decreases by one. If a new second-place team emerges, the magic number adjusts to that new second place team.

##### Team Leader Interview Questions

- How do you determine if a task or project is at risk?
- Are there similarities between being a team leader and a coach?
- What metrics do you use to evaluate team performance?
- How do you interview prospective team members?
- Describe your leadership style.

To compile a magic number, simply **calculate how many wins the Thunder needs to be assured of finishing ahead of a specific team in the standings**. Every time the Thunder wins, each team's magic number is reduced by one.