Mode

Pronunciation: /moʊd/ Explain

The mode of a set is the element or elements that occur most frequently in that set. In the set {3,4,4,5,6,6,6,7} the number 6 appears three times. This is more than any other number in the set, so the mode of the set is 6.

In the set {2,3,3,4,5,7,7} the numbers 3 and 7 each appear twice. No other numbers appear more times so the mode is 3 and 7.

Check Mark Understanding Check

For each of the sets in table 1, determine the mode of the set. Write it down on a piece of paper, then click on Click here for answer to verify your answer. To try some different problems, click the 'Reset' button.
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Table 1: Mode understanding check

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McAdams, David E. Mode. 9/4/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/mode.html.

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