ameyaprabhu wrote:
Hi,
I was wondering what the mode be in the following scenarios:
1. No number repeats, as in {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
is the answer = 'NO MODE' or 'zero'?
2. More than one number has the same frequency, as in {1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
The mode is the number that occurs the most frequently in a data set. For example mode of the set {2, 3, 4, 4} is 4.
Set can have more than one mode, for example set {2, 2, 3, 3, 5} has 2 modes 2 and 3.
If every number in the set occurs an equal number of times, then the set has no mode. For example set {1, 2, 3} has no mode.
Thus:
{1, 2, 4, 8, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11} - has two modes 8 and 10;
{1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} - has no mode, since every number in the set occurs an equal number of times;
{2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 6} - has no mode, since every number in the set occurs an equal number of times.
Hope it helps.