# A lift has the capacity of 18 adults or 30 children

Time Work
A lift has the capacity of 18 adults or 30 children. How many children can board the lift with 12 adults?

- 6
- 10
- 12
- 15

### Answer

Let the capacity of lift be 90x (LCM of 18 and 30).

Capacity of 1 adult = 90x/18 = 5x

Capacity of 1 child = 90x/30 = 3x

With 12 adults, lift is already occupied with 12 × 5x capacity = 60x capacity.

Remaining capacity = 90x - 60x = 30x

Number of children that can board = 30x/3x = 10

**The correct option is B.**