Mode Definition:

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

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

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

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

Advantages:

- 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.

Disadvantages:

- 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

Sources:

http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090622061807AADuoyv

http://www.emathzone.com/tutorials/basic-statistics/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-mode.html

http://easycalculation.com/statistics/learn-mode.php

http://www.emathzone.com/tutorials/basic-statistics/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-mode.html

http://easycalculation.com/statistics/learn-mode.php

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