Games backTo calculate games back (GB) of a baseball team, just use the following formula: Games back = (Difference in wins + Difference in losses) / 2 The formula above applies only to a team and it is used to determine the number of GB a team is from the first place. The difference in wins is a always positive number, so is the difference in losses Therefore, when computing the GB, always do bigger number  smaller number so that the difference is always positive Example: Use the following table to compute the GB between the first place and the other teams
GB between first place and second place = (Difference in wins + Difference in losses) / 2 Differences in wins = 34  30 = 4 Differences in losses = 24  22 = 2 GB between first place and second place = (4 + 2) / 2 GB between first place and second place = (6) / 2 GB between first place and second place = 3 GB between First place and third place = (Difference in wins + Difference in losses) / 2 Differences in wins = 34  28 = 6 Differences in losses = 26  22 = 4 GB between first place and third place = (6 + 4) / 2 GB between first place and second place = (10) / 2 GB between first place and second place = 5 GB between first place and fourth place = (Difference in wins + Difference in losses) / 2 Differences in wins = 34  24 = 10 Differences in losses = 28  22 = 6 GB between first place and third place = (10 + 6) / 2 GB between first place and second place = (16) / 2 GB between first place and second place = 8 Note that the formula above can be used to calculate the games back for other sports. It does not have to be baseball only. 




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