For the first £50,000, the agent charges 3% and 3% of £50,000 is £1,500.

There is still £89,000 - £50,000 = £39,000 left to deal with.

The agent charges 2% on this and 2% of £39,000 is £780.

Therefore, the agent charges £1,500 + £780 = £2,280 in total.

]]>An estate agent makes the following charge for sale of a house.

up to 50,000= 3% of the sale price

over 50,000= 3% of first price £50,000 plus 2% on the remainder.

calculate the charge made by the estate agent for a house solid for £89,000

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