# Mode, the most common value

Separate the values with space or line break.
Note: The most common value is called the mode.

The number that occurs most often in a data set is called the mode.

Example:
Find the mode of the numbers 2, 7, 13, 2 and 5.

The number 2 occurs twice while all the other numbers only occur once. The answer is therefore 2.

It is possible to have more than one mode if multiple numbers occur the same number of times.

Example:
Find the mode of the numbers 1, 1, 5, 3, 7 and 5.

In this case there are two modes because both 1 and 5 occur twice while the rest of the numbers only occur once. This means that the answer is 1 and 5.

The tool calculates the mode by counting how many times each of the entered values occur. It presents the result as a text where is says what the most common values are and how many times they were found. Note that it is possible to use decimal values, and comma is a valid decimal mark, so it is not enough to separate the numbers with just a comma. However, if each comma is followed by a space it should work fine.