### All SSAT Middle Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find Mode

Give the mode of the following data set:

**Possible Answers:**

The set has four modes: 3, 4, 5, and 6.

The set has no mode.

**Correct answer:**

The element 6 appears four times, more frequently than any other element, and is therefore the (only) mode.

### Example Question #2 : How To Find Mode

Find the mode in this set:

856, 479, 256, 245, 256, 659, 213, 256, 478, 789.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Identify the number that appears most frequently.

The answer is

### Example Question #3 : How To Find Mode

Find the mode in this set:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Fing the number that appears most frequently in the set.

The answer is .

### Example Question #4 : How To Find Mode

Find the mode of this set of numbers:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Find the number that appears most frequently.

The answer is .

### Example Question #5 : How To Find Mode

What is the mode for the following set of numbers?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The mode is the number that occurs most often in the list. Since 12 appears three times, and no other number shows up as often, the mode is 12.

### Example Question #6 : How To Find Mode

John loves to play video games, and in a new game, his point scores have been 12, 12, 11, 11, 12, 10, and 9 for the 7 games that he has played so far. What is the mode of his scores?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

A mode is a number (or score in this case) that occurs the most in a set. In this set, the number 12 occurs three times, the most of any of the numbers. Therefore, it is the mode and the correct answer is 12.

### Example Question #7 : How To Find Mode

What is the mode of this set of numbers?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In a set, the mode is the number that appears most frequently.

The number 232 is the number that appears most frequently because is the only number that appears twice. Therefore, it is the mode.

### Example Question #205 : Data Analysis

Over the past five days, John has run the following number of miles:

If M is equal to the mode, R is equal to the median, and J is equal to the mean, what is the order of M, R, and J from smallest to largest?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The first step is to reorder the set in order from smallest to largest.

The mode (which occurs most often) is 3, so .

The median (which is the middle number in the set) is , so .

The mean (or average) is ,

so

Therefore, .

### Example Question #8 : How To Find Mode

Bruce sells cookies to his neighbors. On Monday, he sold cookies, on Tuesday he sold cookes, on Wednesday he sold cookies, on Thursday he sold cookies, and on Friday he sold cookies. What is the mode of the daily cookies he sold?

**Possible Answers:**

cookies

cookies

cookies

cookies

cookies

**Correct answer:**

cookies

The mode is the number that appears the most in a sequence. Given that the number appears twice while the other numbers only appear once, it is the mode.

### Example Question #208 : Data Analysis

Jenny was selling magazines for a fundraiser. Below is the number of magzines she sold per day over the last days:

What is the mode of the number of magazines that she sold per day?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The mode of a set is the number that occurs the most often in the set.

Given that appears more than any other number ( times), it is the mode of the set.