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5.6: Mode

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Mode

Mode

The mode of a data set is the value or values with greatest frequency in the data set.
bimodal

bimodal

If there are two numbers that occur equally frequently in a set of data, then the data is said to be bimodal.
Frequency

Frequency

In statistics, the frequency of an event is the number of times that event occurred.
multimodal

multimodal

When a set of data has more than 2 values that occur with the same greatest frequency, the set is called multimodal    .
normal distribution curve

normal distribution curve

A normal distribution curve is a symmetrical curve that shows the highest frequency in the center with an identical curve on either side of the center.
trimodal

trimodal

A trimodal set has three modes and may be also referred to as multimodal.
unimodal

unimodal

If a data set has only 1 value that occurs most often, the set is called  unimodal.

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