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.

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