# Factor Sum

##### Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level:

Given any positive integer $n$, Paul adds together the distinct factors of $n$, other than $n$ itself.

Which of the numbers $1$, $3$, $5$, $7$ and $9$ can never be Paul's answer?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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