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## Define Mode - find mode from given data

 Definition:Mode helps in identifying, which observation occurs the most among the set of observations. Let's try the following examples: Example 1 - Find the mode of the given set of observations 1,1,1,2,2,2,2,3,3,3,4,4 Answer - Let's count how many times each observation has occurred: 1 = 3 times 2 = 4 times 3 = 3 times 4 = 2 times From the above we can conclude that 2 has occurred the most. Mode of given set of observation = 2 Example 2 - Find the mode of the given set of observations 1, 2, 6, 3, 1, 5, 2, 6, 1, 3, 5, 2, 3, 6, 3, 6, 1, 6 Answer - Unlike example 1, its difficult to count how many times the observations have occurred, so let's first put this into ascending order and we get; 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 Now Let's count how many times each observation has occurred: 1 = 4 times 2 = 3 times 3 = 4 times 5 = 2 times 6 = 5 times From the above we can conclude that 6 has most frequently occurred. Mode of given set of observation = 6

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