**Mode = Most Frequent Number**

Basics

The mode is the most frequent number in a group of numbers.

In order to find the mode, it is helpful to create a row or a column of numbers from lowest to highest.

Formulas (NOT provided by **Formula Sheet**)

Mode = Most Frequent Number

Question

What is the mode of 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7?

** Answer**

6

** Answer Process**

Row

Column

7

6 6 6 6 <— Mode

5 5 5

4

3

2 2

1

Question

A gardener counts the colors of the ten roses blooming in her garden. She counts 1 white rose (W), 2 red roses (R), 2 yellow roses (Y), 3 pink roses (P), and 2 orange roses (O).

What is the color that represents the mode of the blooming roses?

** Answer**

Pink

** Answer Process**

Row

Column

O O

P P P <— Mode

Y Y

R R

W

Question

A real estate agent tabulates the number of houses ten clients visit before making a purchase. The most common number of visits is 4. Place an X to complete the graph representing the house-hunting mode.

** Answer**

**Answer Process**

There are nine X’s representing nine clients on the original graph. The tenth X must be placed above the number 4 to complete the graph in keeping with the mode.

Practice – Questions

1. What is the mode of 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7?

2. What is the mode of $125,000, $179,000, $179,000, $225,000, and $276,000?

3. A real estate agent tabulates the number of houses ten clients visit before making a purchase. The most common number of visits is 6. Place an X to complete the graph representing the house-hunting mode.

4. A game show host keeps track of the number of questions he can ask before he needs a sip of water during ten shows. The mode for the number of questions before a sip of water is needed is 3. Place an X to complete the graph representing the sip-needing mode.

5. A game show host keeps track of the number of questions he can ask before he needs a sip of water during ten shows. The mode for the number of questions before a sip of water is needed is 7. Place an X to complete the graph representing the sip-needing mode.

Practice – Answers

1. 5

2. $179,000

3.

4.

5.

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