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### The `MODE()` Function

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The mode is the value in a data set that occurs most frequently. The mode is most useful when you're dealing with data that doesn't lend itself to being either added (necessary for calculating the mean) or sorted (necessary for calculating the median). For example, you might be tabulating the result of a poll that included a question about the respondent's favorite color. The mean and median don't make sense with such a question, but the mode will tell you which color was chosen the most.

You calculate the mode using the `MODE()` function: