# MODE

The MODE function is used to find the most frequently occurring number in a range of values. It is handy when you want to identify the number that appears most often in a dataset.

## Syntax

=MODE(`number1`

, `[number2],...)`

`number1` | The first number or range of numbers you want to analyze. |

`number2` (Optional) | Additional numbers or ranges you wish to include in the analysis. You can have up to 255 arguments. |

## About MODE

When you have a set of numbers and you're curious about the value that occurs most frequently, the MODE function in Excel comes to the rescue. This function efficiently detects the number that pops up the most times in the provided dataset, aiding in your data analysis and decision-making processes. It's like having a built-in assistant to pinpoint the most common figure within a series of numerical values, saving you time and effort in manually sifting through data to find the mode - the statistical lingo for the most frequent observation in a dataset. Use MODE to swiftly uncover patterns and trends hidden in your numbers, allowing you to draw meaningful insights and make informed choices based on your data.

## Examples

Suppose you have the following dataset in cells A1 to A10: 3, 5, 2, 3, 5, 6, 3, 7, 3, 8. To find the mode (most frequently occurring number), you'd use the formula: =MODE(A1:A10)

Consider another dataset in cells B1 to B6: 10, 20, 10, 30, 30, 20. To find the mode in this case, you'd use: =MODE(B1:B6)

## Notes

The MODE function returns the lowest mode if there are multiple modes in the dataset. Excel considers a mode as any number that appears more frequently than all other numbers. In cases where there is no distinct mode (no number appears more than once), Excel will return #N/A error.

## Questions

**What does the MODE function do in Excel?**

The MODE function in Excel identifies the number that appears most frequently in a given dataset. It helps users quickly determine the predominant value in a set of numbers.

**How does Excel handle multiple modes with the MODE function?**

When there are multiple modes (numbers with the same highest frequency), Excel returns the lowest mode among them.

**What happens if there is no distinct mode in the dataset?**

If no number appears more than once in the dataset (no distinct mode), Excel will return an error (#N/A) as there is no single value that occurs more frequently than others.