Problem #1511

1511.

Paula the painter had just enough paint for $30$ identically sized rooms. Unfortunately, on the way to work, three cans of paint fell off her truck, so she had only enough paint for $25$ rooms. How many cans of paint did she use for the $25$ rooms?

$\text{(A) } 10 \qquad \text{(B) } 12 \qquad \text{(C) } 15 \qquad \text{(D) } 18 \qquad \text{(E) } 25$

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