**What is Mode?**

The mode is a measure of central tendency that identifies the value(s) that appear **most frequently** in a dataset.

Unlike the mean or median, which provide a single central value, a dataset can have one mode** (unimodal)**, more than one mode **(bimodal or multimodal)**, or no mode at all.

### Example

In the dataset: 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, the mode is 7 because it appears three times, more than any other number.

**4 Cases of Mode**

**Unimodal**: A dataset that has one mode.*Example:*2, 3, 3, 4, 5 has a mode of 3.**Bimodal**: A dataset that has two modes.*Example:*1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4 has modes of 2 and 4.**Multimodal**: A dataset that has more than two modes.*Example:*1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5 has modes of 1, 3, and 5.**No Mode**: A dataset where no value repeats or all values repeat the same number of times.*Example:*6, 7, 8, 9 has no mode since all numbers appear only once.