[4.10] No miscalculations mean* the victories are certain, achieving victory over those who have already lost.
[4.11] Therefore, those skilled in warfare establish positions that make them invincible and do not miss opportunities to attack the enemy.
[4.12] Therefore, a victorious army first obtains conditions for victory, then seeks to do battle. A defeated army first seeks to do battle, then obtains conditions for victory.
[4.14] The factors in warfare are: First, measurement; second, quantity; third, calculation; fourth, comparison; and fifth, victory.*
[4.15] Measurements are derived from Ground, quantities are derived from measurement, calculations are derived from quantities, comparisons are derived from calculations, and victories are derived from comparisons.
[4.16] A victorious army is like a ton against an ounce; a defeated army is like an ounce against a ton! The victorious army is like pent-up waters released, bursting through a deep gorge.* This is formation.
4.10 No miscalculations mean. The idea here is that proper calculations/preparations bring victory, which one needs to keep uppermost in mind, above selfish inclinations (e.g., to fight or destroy).