A plant was 80 cm tall when planted in a garden.

After it was planted in the garden, its height increased by 16 cm in the first year.

It grew another 12 cm in the second year and another 9 cm in the third year.

Assuming that this pattern of geometric growth continues, the plant will grow to a maximum height of

**A.** `64\ text(cm)`

**B.** `128\ text(cm)`

**C.** `144\ text(cm)`

**D.** `320\ text(cm)`

**E. ** `400\ text(cm)`