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x exceeds y by the same amount that 7 exceeds 2. If y is 16, what is the value of x ?

(A) 18
(B) 19
(C) 20
(D) 21
(E) 23

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    D: 21. 7-2=5 hence x is 5 more than y. If y is 16, x=16+5=21

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