### Mode

The mode of a given set of numbers is the number which has the highest frequency, that is, it is listed the most times.

Example:

Identify the mode in the following distributions

(a) 20, 24, 27, 24, 26, 28, 27, 24

(b) 102, 108, 107, 109, 108, 102, 110

(c)

Goals Scored |
Frequency |

1 | 5 |

2 | 8 |

3 | 3 |

4 | 3 |

5 | 1 |

(a) The mode is the number which appears the most times:

20, **24**, 27, **24**, 26, 28, 27, **24**

Since 24 appear the most times, it is the mode.

That is, mode = **24**

(b) **102**, **108**, 107, 109, **108**, **102**, 110

In this distribution, 102 and 108 both appears two times.

Therefore, the mode = **102** and **108**.

And this distribution is called, bimodal.

(c) The highest frequency is 8.

Therefore the modal number of goals scored is **2**.