- What if there are 2 modes in a set of data?
- Can you have 2 modes in math?
- Can a data set have more than one mode?
- How do I find the mode between two numbers?
If there are two numbers that appear most often (and the same number of times) then the data has two modes. This is called bimodal. If there are more than 2 then the data would be called multimodal. If all the numbers appear the same number of times, then the data set has no modes.
A set of numbers can have more than one mode (this is known as bimodal if there are two modes) if there are multiple numbers that occur with equal frequency, and more times than the others in the set.
There is no mode when all observed values appear the same number of times in a data set. There is more than one mode when the highest frequency was observed for more than one value in a data set. This is the main advantage of the mode as a measure of central tendency.
To easily find the mode, put the numbers in order from least to greatest and count how many times each number occurs. The number that occurs the most is the mode!