A typical application of the mode would be to determine the most frequent cause or reason
for some event. For example, what is the most frequent cause of traffic accidents given the
NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS
Clearly the mean or median would not be appropriate in this case because the causes cannot be
numerically measured. The modal cause is speeding because more accidents are attributed to it
than any other factor.
The following data represents the number of hits on target by 10 tank crews selected at large
from a tank battalion: 37, 43, 31, 40, 37, 45, 40, 37, 40, 38. Find the mean, median, and mode.