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# Math Mode Facts for Kids Video

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Mode Facts

Mode is one of the three measures of central tendency. It is the simplest of all three to calculate. It is also the only measure that is appropriate for nominal or discrete variables. The term average refers to a number that is a typical representation of a group of values.  In other words, mode of a given data set can be defined as the number which appears most often in it. For example, in {6, 4, 9, 6, 6, 2, 1, 3} the Mode is 6 (it occurs most often). The term average refers to a number that is a typical representation of a group of values.

Quick Facts: –

• If each number in a given data set occurs only once then there is no mode that can be calculated.
• If there are two more numbers that occur equally most frequently then we will have multiple modes.
• The mode can also be used for other types of variables: ordinal, interval, and ratio.
• Although this measure of central tendency is the simplest to calculate but it is used less often than mean and median as it also has some limitations.
• If there are two categories in a distribution with equal numbers or proportions in it then it is said to be bimodal.
• The mode can also be used to find the average of non-numerical data. We cannot find their average using mean or median.
• It can also be defined as the category with the largest number, frequency, or percentage.
• Being more specific, it is not the frequency but the category.
• In order to compute the mode, list all the values in the data set and tally the frequencies for each value. The value with highest frequency is mode.

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