How to Use Excel MODE.MULT function

The Excel MODE.MULT function was introduced in Excel 2010 along with MODE.SNGL function. Prior to that excel only had MODE function that returned the most frequent number in a range or array.

The problem with the MODE function is that it returns first value that has occurred most of the time. If there are two numbers that have occurred thrice then it would return only first number. The MODE.MULT function returns multiple values.

Syntax of MODE.MULT function:

{=MODE.MULT(numbers)}

numbers: the numbers from which you want to get your frequent numbers. It can be an array or verticle range.

Let's have a quick example.

Example:

Here I have a data set that has duplicate numbers. I want to get all frequently appearing numbers from this range.

In range A2:A10 we have some numbers. Let us use the MODE.MULT function to get all frequently appearing numbers.

Select a vertical range where you want your output. I have selected D2:D6. Start writing your formula and hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER drag down.

{=MODE.MULT(A2:A10)}

This fills the range D2:D6 with most frequently appeared numbers from range A2:A10. The frequency if these numbers are equal. You can see last as #N/A. It means there's no other cell with the same number of frequency.

Important Notes:

  • The MODE.MULT function returns all numbers with the top frequency. For example, top frequency is 3, then MODE.MULT function will return all values with frequency 3. In our example, the top frequency was 2, hence function returned all numbers with the frequency of 2, which are 2,6,5, and 4.
  • It is a multicell array formula. It means you have to select the range where you want your output and then start writing the formula. After writing the formula, you have to hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.
  • If the range or array does not contain any duplicate number then the function will return a #N/A error.
  • If you select a range more than the required, extra cells will be filled with #N/A error.

So yeah guys, this how you use MODE.MULT function in excel. I hope I was explanatory enough. If you have any doubts regarding this function or any other function in excel, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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