# MODE.SNGL

The MODE.SNGL function in Excel returns the most frequently occurring number (mode) within a dataset. It is useful for identifying the value that appears most often in a range of numbers.

## Syntax

=MODE.SNGL(`number1`, [`number2`, ...])

When grappling with data sets and aiming to pinpoint the value that occurs most frequently, rely on MODE.SNGL in Excel. It serves as a handy tool for uncovering the prevalent figure within a range of numbers, aiding in data analysis and decision-making processes with ease and efficiency. By utilizing this function, you can swiftly identify the mode without the need for manual counting or complex calculations, streamlining your data examination procedures and enhancing accuracy in identifying dominant numerical values within your dataset.

## Examples

Suppose you have a list of test scores for a class: 85, 92, 78, 85, 90, 85, 82. To find the mode (the most frequently occurring score), you would use the formula: =MODE.SNGL(85, 92, 78, 85, 90, 85, 82). This will return 85 as the mode, as it appears most frequently in the dataset.

Another example could be a list of survey responses for a question with choices being 1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 1, 2, 2, 4. The formula =MODE.SNGL(1, 2, 3, 2, 4, 1, 2, 2, 4) would return 2 as the mode, as it is the response that appears the most in the list.

## Notes

When using the MODE.SNGL function, it is important to note that if multiple numbers tie for the most occurrences, this function will only return the first mode it encounters in the dataset. Additionally, remember to provide valid numeric values or cell references that contain numeric values as arguments to the function to ensure accurate results.

## Questions

What does the MODE.SNGL function return if there are multiple modes (multiple numbers occurring with the same highest frequency)?

If there are multiple numbers that occur with the same highest frequency, the MODE.SNGL function will return the first mode it encounters within the dataset.

Can the MODE.SNGL function handle non-numeric values in the dataset?

No, the MODE.SNGL function is designed to work with numeric values only. If non-numeric values are included in the dataset, Excel will return a #VALUE! error.

How many arguments can be provided to the MODE.SNGL function?

You can input up to 255 arguments in the MODE.SNGL function to include a range of numeric values for finding the mode.