## Friday, April 8, 2011

### Mode

Mode Definition:
Mode is the most frequently occurring value in a frequency distribution.

• It can be located graphically.
• It is useful for qualitative data.
• It is easy to understand and calculate.
• It can be used for numbers at any range.
• It can be transfered into an open-end frequency table.
• It can be located only by inspection in ungrouped data and discrete frequency distribution.

• It is not well defined.
• It is not capable of further mathematical calculation.
• It’s result is not based on all the numbers but only numbers that appears the most frequently.
• Sometimes, the data having one or more than one mode and sometimes the data having no mode at all.

Example: To find the mode of 11,3,5,11,7,3,11
Step 1:Arrange the numbers in ascending order.
3,3,5,7,11,11,11

Step 2:
In the above distribution
Number 11 occurs 3 times,
Number 3 occurs 2 times,
Number 5 occurs 1 times,
Number 7 occurs 1 times.
So the number with most occurrances is 11 and is the Mode of this distribution.
Mode = 11

by Team 3 & 6

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