A majority of the 30 students in Ms. Demeanor’s class bought pencils at the school bookstore. Each of these students bought the same number of pencils, and this number was greater than 1 . The cost of a pencil in cents was greater than the number of pencils each student bought, and the total cost of all the pencils was \$ 17.71. What was the cost of a pencil in cents?

**Answer Choices**

A. 7

B. 11

C. 17

D. 23

E. 77