Excel MODE Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel MODE Function in Excel to calculate the most common number, with formula examples.

MODE Function Description:

The MODE Function Calculates the most common number.

Formula Examples:

mode function examples

ExampleFormulaResult
1=MODE(B5:B10)1
1Other Functions:
3=MIN(B5:B10)
4=MEDIAN(B5:B10)
5=MAX(B5:B10)
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Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the MODE Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

array – An array of numbers.

Additional Notes

The MODE Function returns the most common number in a series. MODE will return an error if no duplicate data points are found.

MODE Examples in VBA

You can also use the MODE function in VBA. Type:
application.worksheetfunction.mode(number1,number2)
For the function arguments (array, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

Return to the List of all Functions in Excel

How to use the MODE Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
=AND(
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
mode formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=MODE(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the mode function in excel

For more information about the MODE Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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