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Not sure if this will be a helpful explanation, but I'll try. So based on the principle quantum number, we know the element being discussed in the second row of the periodic table. This means that we're dealing with the s and p orbitals. So, we know that s has one orbital and p has 3 orbitals, equaling to 4. The magnetic numbers don't apply to a specific orbital since each magnetic number can be applied to each p-orbital. Hope this helps.
Orbital number is determined by the equation n^2. With n=2, you have both l=0 (s subshell) and l=1 (p subshell). For l=0, the s subshell only has 1 orbital (0). For l=1, the p subshell has 3 orbitals (+1,0,-1). Combined, there are 4 orbitals total.
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