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The Mode is a summary of data that reports the value that occurs most frequently in a dataset.

For the following data:

1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5, 7, 9, 19

The mode is "3" because "3" occurs 4 times and no other value occurs 4 or more times.

The mode can be used to describe categorical data as well.

For the following categorical data:

Blue, Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Yellow, Orange

The mode would be "Blue"

See also