If 7:30\:a.m. was 16 minutes ago, in how many minutes will it be 8:00\:a.m.?

**Answer Choices**

A. 12

B. 14

C. 16

D. 24

E. 46

If 7:30\:a.m. was 16 minutes ago, in how many minutes will it be 8:00\:a.m.?

**Answer Choices**

A. 12

B. 14

C. 16

D. 24

E. 46