Mode is synonymous with "the most frequent value". When we are asked what the mode is, in fact, we are being asked what is the most frequent number within the total set of numbers.

That is, mode is the number that appears the most times within the set.

The number that appears the most times within a set of data is the mode.

The number of times a certain number appears within a set is the frequency.

Here is a set of numbers: $4,2,6,4,2,4$

What is the mode?

**Solution:**

As we have seen, the mode is the number that appears the most times.

In the given set of numbers:

The number $4$ appears $3$ times

The number $2$ appears two times

And the number $6$ appears once.

**Therefore,** **$4$**** is the mode.**

**We can simplify the list to make it easier to identify the mode by grouping like values:**

$2,2,4,4,4,6$

Know it's even easier to see that $4$ is the mode.

**When using a large set of values, it might be easier to use a** **frequency table****,**

for example:

Looking at the tables show us clearly which is the most frequent value, in this case, $4$