Problem #1638

 1638 Set $A$ has 20 elements, and set $B$ has 15 elements. What is the smallest possible number of elements in $A \cup B$, the union of $A$ and $B$? $\textbf{(A)}\ 5 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 15 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 20\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 35\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 300$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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