# How to Find the Mode from a Frequency Table

## Finding the Mode from a Frequency Table

We can find the mode of a set of numbers that are presented in a frequency table.

## How to Find the Mode from a Frequency Table

Finding the mode from a frequency table is easy.

### Question

The frequency table below shows the test scores for a class of students.

What is the mode test score?

### Step-by-Step:

# 1

Find the largest number in the **Frequency** column. In our example, the largest number in the frequency column is 3.

# 2

Read off the entry in the **Score** column in the same row. This is the mode.

### Answer:

The mode of the test scores is 6.

## A Real Example of How to Find the Mode from a Frequency Table

The mode can be used for non-numeric items (such as words and other objects) and sometimes there is more than one mode in a set of numbers.

### Question

The frequency table below shows what type of pet a class of students have.

What pet is the mode?

### Step-by-Step:

# 1

Read off the entry in the **Pet** column in the same row as the highest frequencies. In our example, two entries have the highest frequencies (15). These are the mode.

### Answer:

Dogs and cats are the mode of the pets.