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# What Is an Example of How the Mode Can Be Used?

### What Is an Example of How the Mode Can Be Used?

The mode is the least precise measure of central tendency because it deals with the frequency of a value’s occurrence rather than the value itself. However, if one were charged with computing the most central value to represent a set of labels, the mode would be the most appropriate measure of central tendency.

For example, here is a list of the number of members who identify with five different political parties.

Party

Number of Members

A

587

B

456

C

454

D

876

E

194

In this example, the mode is Party D, the party that occurs most frequently.

In the following bimodal example, there are two values that occur with equal frequency.

Party

Number of Members

A

876

B

456

C

454

D

876

E

194

Both Party A and Party D occur with the same frequency and so ...