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A number is called untouchable if it is not the sum of the proper divisors of any number, i.e. if it does not exist a number such that .

For example, 2 is untouchable because for every prime , and it is easy to see that for every composite. On the contrary, 10 is not untouchable because the proper divisors of 14 are 1, 2, and 7, and 1 + 2 + 7 = 10.

Erdős has proved that there are infinitely many untouchable numbers.

If, as it is conjectured, every even number is the sum of two distinct primes, , , then 5 is the only odd untouchable number, since every larger odd number can be espressed as and thus be equal to the sum of the proper divisors of .

The first untouchable numbers are 2, 5, 52, 88, 96, 120, 124, 146, 162, 188, 206, 210, 216, 238, 246, 248, 262, 268, 276, 288, 290, 292, 304 more terms

You can download a text file (untouchable_up1e6.txt) of 1.9 MB, containing a list of the 150232 untouchable numbers up to .

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