# Problem #1417

 1417 For the positive integer $n$, let $\langle n\rangle$ denote the sum of all the positive divisors of $n$ with the exception of $n$ itself. For example, $\langle 4\rangle=1+2=3$ and $\langle 12 \rangle =1+2+3+4+6=16$. What is $\langle\langle\langle 6\rangle\rangle\rangle$? $\mathrm{(A)}\ 6\qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 12\qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 24\qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ 32\qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 36$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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