Mode of a set of data

The mode of a set of data is (are) the value(s) or number(s) that occurs most often in a set of numbers. A set of numbers may have one mode, more than one mode, or no mode.

Sets with one mode

Example #1

1, 4, 4, 6, 9, 11

The mode is 4


Example #2


14, 16, 16, 17, 19, 22, 22, 22, 27, 28, 30

The mode is 22.

Notice that although 16 appears twice in the set, 22 though is the one that appears the most often.


Example #3

peach, kiwi, kiwi, strawberry, mango, apple

The mode is kiwi


Sets with more than one mode

Example #4

1, 4, 4, 6, 9, 9, 11

The modes are 4 and 9


Example #5


1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 9, 12

The modes are 2 and 6


Example #6

peach, kiwi, kiwi, strawberry, mango, mango, apple

The modes are kiwi and mango


Sets with no mode

Example #7

2, 4, 6, 8, 10


Example #8

120, 140, 200, 500, 600


Example #9

peach, kiwi, strawberry, mango, apple

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