Math Statistics basics Mode

# Mode

The mode is the most common value in a data set. In comparison to the mean, the mode (like the median) is relatively insensitive to extreme values ("outliers").

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### Remember

It is also possible that several mode occur. This is the case when multiple values are the most common.

### Examples

• $1, 1, 1, 4, 5, 5, 8$: The mode is $1$. It occurs most often.

• $6, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9$: The modes are $6$ and $8$. They are equally frequent and more common than the other two values.