If you find yourself doing some frantic, last minute holiday shopping this weekend, you’re likely to run head-first into a stew of math.
Take that $130 pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing. Let’s say Macy’s just marked it down 20%. And on top of that, you’ve got a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase. So, you’re looking at a sweet discount of 10% off 20% off $130.
So … how much are those shoes going to cost you?
From sports to the news, to — most importantly — shopping, percentages are hard to avoid. To help make sense of it all, animator-explainer extraordinaire Josh Kurz breaks down the basic math behind everyday percentage conundrums (including the answer to this question).