\triangle{ABC} is constructed from nine small, equilateral triangles, as shown. If the perimeter of each of the nine small triangles is 6\:cm, then the perimeter of \triangle{ABC}, in cm, is

**Answer Choices**

A. 18

B. 24

C. 27

D. 36

E. 54

\triangle{ABC} is constructed from nine small, equilateral triangles, as shown. If the perimeter of each of the nine small triangles is 6\:cm, then the perimeter of \triangle{ABC}, in cm, is

**Answer Choices**

A. 18

B. 24

C. 27

D. 36

E. 54