## Summary

The Excel MODE.SNGL function returns the most frequently occurring number in a numeric data set. For example, =MODE.SNGL(1,2,4,4,5,5,5,6) returns 5.

## Purpose

Get most frequently occurring number

## Return value

A number representing the mode.

## Arguments

• number1 - A number or cell reference that refers to numeric values.
• number2 - [optional] A number or cell reference that refers to numeric values.

## Syntax

=MODE.SNGL(number1, [number2], ...)

## How to use

The MODE.SNGL function returns the most frequently occurring number in a set of numeric data. If supplied data does not contain any duplicate numbers, the MODE.SNGL function returns a #N/A error.

The MODE.SNGL function takes multiple arguments in the form number1, number2, number3, etc. Arguments can be a hardcoded constant, a cell reference, or a range, in any combination. MODE.SNGL ignores empty cells, text values, and the logical values TRUE and FALSE. The MODE function will accept up to 254 separate arguments.

### Examples

In the example shown, the formula in D5 is:

``=MODE.SNGL(B5:B14) // returns 95``

MODE.SNGL returns the most frequently occurring number in supplied data. For example,

``````=MODE.SNGL(1,2,4,4,5,5,5,6) // returns 5
=MODE.SNGL(7,8,9,7,9) // returns 7
``````

If there are no duplicate numbers, the MODE function returns the #N/A error:

``````=MODE.SNGL(7,9,6,5,3,1,0) // returns #N/A
``````

Note: MODE will return a single value even when there are multiple modes, to return a list of all modes, see the MODE.MULT function

### Notes

• If supplied data does not contain duplicate numbers, MODE.SNGL returns #N/A
• MODE.SNGL ignores empty cells, the logical values TRUE and FALSE, and text.
• Arguments can be numbers, names, arrays, or references. Author ### Dave Bruns

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