How do determine hybrid orbitals

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-how does one determine the type of hybridization used in covalent bonding (sp- sp^2...etc)...that is my question...HOW?
 

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My method is not so good...I just look at the type of bond:
*Single bond = sp^3 = 1 sigma
*Double bond = sp^2 = 1 sigma, 1 pi
*Triple bond = sp = 1 sigma, 2 pi
 

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