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What Are the Factors of 87?

The factors of 87 are calculated like this:

The way to calculate the factors of 87 is as follows. 1 and 87 are the first two factors.


  1. Try 1. 1 x 87 = 87, so put these into our factor list.
    1...87

  2. Take 2... no good. 87/2 isn't a whole number. So we skip 2.

  3. Now take 3. 3 x 29 = 87, so now we put these in our list of factors.
    13...2987

  4. Next try 4... no luck. 87/4 isn't a whole number. So we skip 4.

  5. Now try 5... nope! 87/5 isn't a whole number. So we skip 5.

  6. Try 6... no good. 87/6 isn't a whole number. So we skip 6.

  7. Take 7... no. 87/7 isn't a whole number. So we skip 7.

  8. Now take 8... no luck. 87/8 isn't a whole number. So we skip 8.

  9. Next try 9... nope! 87/9 isn't a whole number. So we skip 9.

  10. Now, since we don't have any more numbers to try, we're done!
    132987


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