In middle school statistics we learn about three types of averages: mean, median, and mode. Each type of average has its uses. The mode is probably the easiest one to compute, particularly if you have a visual representation like a tally or picture graph. Let's take a look at two sets of data. 

Step 1: Put your data in order from leasttogreatest. The shoe sizes data is in order but, the ice cream data is not. Fortunately, for the mode, it is not necessary… 

Step 2: Look for the data that occurs MOST often.


Definition of Mode In a set of data the value that occurs most often is the mode


Why might knowing the mode be useful average? How would certain industries use mode? 

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