Correct Answer - Option 1 : 5,000

**Given:**

Three-tenth of total voters promised to vote for A and the rest promised to vote for B.

On the last day of the election, 20% of voters went back of their promise to vote for A and 25% of voters went back of their promise to vote for B.

A lost the election by 850 votes.

**Calculation:**

Let the total number of voters be x.

Three-tenth of total voters promised to vote for A and the rest promised to vote for B.

Voters who promised to vote for A = 3x/10

Total voters = Voters who promised to vote for A + Voters who promised to vote for B

⇒ x = 3x/10 + Voters who promised to vote for B

⇒ Voters who promised to vote for B = x – 3x/10 = 7x/10

On the last day of the election, 20% of voters went back of their promise to vote for A and 25% of voters went back of their promise to vote for B.

Number of voters who backed out for A = 20% of 3x/10 = 3x/50

Number of voters who backed out for B = 25% of 7x/10 = 7x/40

Number of votes obtained by A = Voters who promised to vote for A + Number of voters who backed out for B - Number of voters who backed out for A

⇒ 3x/10 + 7x/40 – 3x/50 = 83x/200

Number of votes obtained by B = Voters who promised to vote for B + Number of voters who backed out for A - Number of voters who backed out for B

⇒ 7x/10 + 3x/50 – 7x/40 = 117x/200

A lost the election by 850 votes.

⇒ (117x/200) – (83x/200) = 850

⇒ 34x/200 = 850

⇒ x = 850 × 200/34

⇒ x = 5,000

**∴ Total number of voters were equal to 5,000.**