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HTML Build a Responsive Website Creating a Fluid Foundation Creating Flexible Margins

.cake margin using .icing as context

.icing width = 100% / 800 px

.cake margin = 10px

I would think the formula would be 10 / 800 = .01, making the margin 1%.

Where am I going wrong?

4 Answers

So the width of .icing is 800(px) and the margin on .cake is 10(px). Using target/context we can get the answer

10/800 * 100 = 1.25%

Oh, my calculator was rounded to 2 decimal places, so I didn't realize it was 1.25 instead of just 1. Thanks!

Valery Kukatov
Valery Kukatov
6,996 Points

It's alright. Thanks for the offer though. :)

Valery Kukatov
Valery Kukatov
6,996 Points

I just checked it out... what you have to do is use the formula... Target/Context. Your target is .icing In there it states in the comment that it's 800px Your context is .cake In there it states in the comment that it's 640px

So 800/640 = 1.25% That is your margin in percentages.

I hope that makes sense. :)

Your answer is correct but the sum is not. The target is the margin of 10px;

Valery Kukatov
Valery Kukatov
6,996 Points

Oh man.. you are right. That should be fixed though, so that it doesn't happen to anyone else. Fail on my part. You meant equation not sum right? haha.

Yeah this is a comedy of errors now lol. I can delete your answer if you like and you can re-post?