There are several different types of **averages**.

An average is one number that represents a set of numbers.

The **MODE **or the** MODAL** **VALUE **is simply the most frequently occuring number.....the one that appears most often in a list.

**Example**

Find the MODE of this set of numbers: 5, 4, 8, 4, 3, 3, 8, 4, 1

**Answer**

**The MODE is 4 **because it occurs three times, which is more than any other number.