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How to find most common number or text in a list in Excel?

If you have a list of numbers including some duplicates, and you want to find the number which appears most frequently in this list, except count them one by one, I can introduce some tricks to quickly find the most common number of the list in Excel.

Find most common number in a list with formula

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Count times a word(count times of a specific word appears in a single cell or a range .)

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If you just want to find most common number in a list, you can use a simple formula.

Select a blank cell, here is C1, type this formula =MODE(A1:A13), and then press Enter key to get the most common number in the list.

Tip: A1:A13 is the list you want to find most common number form, you can change it to meet your needs.

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But if you want to find the most common text in a list, the above formula cannot to help you.


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If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can apply its Find most common value function to quickly find the most common number or text in a range.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select a blank cell where you want to output the most common value, here is C1, and click Kutools > Formulas > Find most common value. See screenshot:
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2. In the Formula Helper dialog, click doc select button to select a range you want to find the most common value from. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, and then the most common number or text has been found.

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In Formula Helper group, there are multiple useful functions can help you handle the daily Excel work, such as calculate age based on birthday, count words in a range, count weekdays/weekends between two dates and so on. Click here to know more.

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