The **mode** of a frequency table represents the value that occurs most often.

In practice, there can be:

**Zero modes**if no value occurs more often than any other.**One mode**if one value occurs most often.**Multiple modes**if several values occur most often.

To identify the mode of a frequency table, you simply need to identify the value(s) with the highest frequency.

The following examples show how to find the mode of different frequency tables.

**Example 1: Find Mode from Frequency Table (Zero Modes)**

The following frequency table shows the number of pets owned by 10 different families in a certain neighborhood:

Notice that each value in the table has the same frequency.

This means there is **no mode** for this particular frequency table since each value occurs the same number of times.

**Example 2: ****Find Mode from Frequency Table (One Mode)**

The following frequency table shows the total number of wins for 17 soccer teams in a certain league:

The number of wins with the highest frequency is **2** wins.

Thus, the mode for this frequency table is **2**.

**Example 3: ****Find Mode from Frequency Table (Multiple Modes)**

The following frequency table shows the household size of different households in a particular area:

The household sizes with the highest frequency are **3**, **4**, and **7**.

Thus, this frequency table actually has three modes: **3**, **4**, and **7**.

**Additional Resources**

How to Calculate Median from Frequency Table

How to Calculate Mean from Frequency Table