# MODE.MULT

The `MODE.MULT` formula is a statistical function that returns an array of the most frequently occurring values in a range of data. It can handle multiple modes and will return a mode for each unique value in the input range. This formula is most commonly used to identify the most common values in a dataset.

## Usage

Use the `MODE.MULT` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter:

Parameters:
1. value1 (required):
The first value or range of values to evaluate for modes.
2. value2 (optional):
Additional values or ranges of values to evaluate for modes.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `MODE.MULT` formula in Google Sheets.

### Finding the most common values in a dataset

By using `MODE.MULT`, you can quickly identify the most frequently occurring values in a dataset, which can be helpful for identifying trends and outliers.

### Handling multiple modes

With `MODE.MULT`, you can easily handle datasets with multiple modes, as it will return a mode for each unique value in the input range.

### Comparing data sets

By using `MODE.MULT` on multiple datasets, you can easily compare the most common values between them, which can be helpful for identifying similarities and differences.

## Common Mistakes

`MODE.MULT` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `MODE.MULT` Google Sheets Formula:

### Providing non-numerical values

If any of the provided values are not numerical, the formula will return an error. Double-check that all input values are numerical.

### Providing only one value

The formula requires at least two input values to calculate the mode. Providing only one value will result in an error.

### Providing a range of cells as input

The formula only accepts individual values as input. If you need to calculate the mode for a range of values, you will need to use an array formula.

### Providing empty cells as input

Empty cells will be treated as a zero value and may skew the results. Make sure to exclude any empty cells from the input range.

### Having multiple modes

If there are multiple values with the same highest frequency, the formula will only return one of them. Consider using other methods to identify all modes in the data.

The following functions are similar to `MODE.MULT` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `MODE`

The MODE formula in Google Sheets returns the most frequently occurring value in a dataset. It is commonly used in statistical analysis to identify the value that occurs most frequently in a set of data. The formula requires at least one input value, but can accept multiple values to include in the analysis.

• `MEDIAN`

The `MEDIAN` function returns the median (middle) value of a set of numbers. It is commonly used to find the middle value in a range of data points. If the number of data points is even, it returns the average of the two middle values. This function can be useful in statistical analysis and data visualization.

• `AVERAGE`

The AVERAGE function calculates the average (arithmetic mean) of the values passed to it. It is commonly used to find the average of a range of cells containing numerical data.

• `COUNTIF`

The `COUNTIF` formula counts the number of cells within a specified range that meet a certain criterion. This formula is commonly used to count cells that meet a specific condition or criteria.

• `SUMIF`

The `SUMIF` formula is used to add up values in a range that meet a specific criterion. It can be used to sum values based on text, numbers, or dates. The formula is most commonly used in financial analysis, budgeting, and data analysis.

You can learn more about the `MODE.MULT` Google Sheets function on Google Support.