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How do you find the mode of a data set?

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Finding the mode of a data set involves finding the data values that appear most often in the set. You need all the values of the data in the set.

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  1. Determine the data values

    Determine the value of each datum in the set. They should be in the same units.

  2. Arrange the data values

    Arrange the data values in ascending order.

  3. Determine the frequency of each datum value

    Find out how many times each datum value appears in the set.

  4. Find the mode

    Find the data values that appear most often in the set. This is the mode. For example, in the data set 2, 4, 7, 7, 8, 9, the mode is 7, since it appears most often.

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