1993 AJHSME Problems/Problem 24

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Problem

What number is directly above $142$ in this array of numbers?

\[\begin{tabular}{cccccc}

& & & 1 & & \\

& & 2 & 3 & 4 & \\ & 5 & 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 \\ 10 & 11 & 12 & \cdots & & \\ \end{tabular}\]

$\text{(A)}\ 99 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 119 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 120 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 121 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 122$

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