# How to Use MODE Function in Excel (With Examples)

Excel’s mode function lets you find the most frequently occurring numbers in a range of data. Whether you’re working with sales numbers, roll numbers or marks in your worksheet, the mode function can help you quickly and easily identify the most common numbers in your data.

This article will show you how to use the mode function in Excel, including a step-by-step guide to finding the most frequently occurring numbers in your data.

## Simple Mode Function

Let’s begin with understanding the basic mode function. To use this function, you’ll need to select the range of data you want to analyze and then enter the mode function, including the range as the argument.

For example, if you wanted to find the most frequently occurring sales number in the range B2:B16, you would enter the following formula into a blank cell: =MODE(B2:B16). Once you press Enter, Excel will return the most frequently occurring number in that range.

The MODE function and MODE.SNGL function is the same and returns the same value.

## Mode Multi

Another variation of the mode function is the mode multi function. This function helps to find multiple occurring values in a list of numbers. To use this function, you’ll need to enter the MODE.MULT function, select the range of data you want to analyze, and press Enter. The function will return the most frequently occurring numbers in that range.

## Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Add the data you want to analyze into a worksheet in Excel.
2. To find the most frequently occurring sales number in a range, enter the simple mode function, including the range as the argument. For example =MODE(B2:B16)
3. To find multiple frequently occurring numbers, use the mode multi function, =MODE.MULT(B2:B16)

### Limitations

It’s important to note that the mode function only works with numbers, not text strings or other strings. If you want to find the most frequently occurring text strings in your worksheet, you’ll need to use helper functions like index and match.

## Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for the most frequent sales numbers or the top marks in a course, Excel’s mode function can help you find what you’re looking for. We hope this article was successful in showing you how to use the mode function in Excel. Try it out today and see what insights you can gain from your data. Good luck!