# Factors of 77

## Introduction

While doing a social studies research report on the Philippines, Billy comes to the part of his report for the geography section. His assignment requires a lot of research and details as this is a lengthy assignment that he has been doing over the course of the semester. He learns that the Philippines is divided into 77 provinces. His report needs to analyze the provinces. Instead of writing about each province, he decides to group them. He realizes that writing about each province would take up too much time and too much of his research report since this report has a maximum word count. If Billy wants to divide the provinces into groups of equal numbers of provinces, what is the best way that he could do this? Use the factors of 77 to explain your answer for Billy’s problem.

## Every Factor of 77

To find all the factors for 77, one of the best ways to do this is to follow a set of rules. These rules below will show you how to find these factors for 77.

With the research report of Philippines, there are only 4 choices because there are only 4 factors of 77. The factors of 77 are 1, 7, 11, and 77. So, it would be best to divide the 77 provinces of Philippines into either 7 groups or 11 groups. I believe either way would be fine.