277 (two hundred [and] seventy-seven) is the natural number following 276 and preceding 278.

 ← 276 277 278 →
Cardinaltwo hundred seventy-seven
Ordinal277th
(two hundred seventy-seventh)
Factorizationprime
Primeyes
Greek numeralΣΟΖ´
Roman numeralCCLXXVII
Binary1000101012
Ternary1010213
Senary11416
Octal4258
Duodecimal1B112

## Mathematical properties

277 is the 59th prime number, and is a regular prime.[1] It is the smallest prime p such that the sum of the inverses of the primes up to p is greater than two.[2] Since 59 is itself prime, 277 is a super-prime.[3] 59 is also a super-prime (it is the 17th prime), as is 17 (the 7th prime). However, 7 is the fourth prime number, and 4 is not prime. Thus, 277 is a super-super-super-prime but not a super-super-super-super-prime.[4] It is the largest prime factor of the Euclid number 510511 = 2 × 3 × 5 × 7 × 11 × 13 × 17 + 1.[5]

As a member of the lazy caterer's sequence, 277 counts the maximum number of pieces obtained by slicing a pancake with 23 straight cuts.[6] 277 is also a Perrin number, and as such counts the number of maximal independent sets in an icosagon.[7][8] There are 277 ways to tile a 3 × 8 rectangle with integer-sided squares,[9] and 277 degree-7 monic polynomials with integer coefficients and all roots in the unit disk.[10] On an infinite chessboard, there are 277 squares that a knight can reach from a given starting position in exactly six moves.[11]

277 appears as the numerator of the fifth term of the Taylor series for the secant function:[12]

${\displaystyle \sec x=1+{\frac {1}{2))x^{2}+{\frac {5}{24))x^{4}+{\frac {61}{720))x^{6}+{\frac {277}{8064))x^{8}+\cdots }$

Since no number added to the sum of its digits generates 277, it is a self number. The next prime self number is not reached until 367.[13]

## References

1. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A007703 (Regular primes)". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
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4. ^ Fernandez, Neil (1999), An order of primeness, F(p).
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8. ^ Füredi, Z. (1987), "The number of maximal independent sets in connected graphs", Journal of Graph Theory, 11 (4): 463–470, doi:10.1002/jgt.3190110403.
9. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A002478 (Bisection of A000930)". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
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12. ^ Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A046976 (Numerators of Taylor series for sec(x) = 1/cos(x))". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.
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