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CSS Sass Basics (retired) Getting Started with Sass Advanced Nesting

Can't figure out #4 of 4 on Advanced Nesting challenge

I tried everything I could think of. I've gone over my code to make sure there's no typos, I even went to the forums, found the answer, copy and pasted... still tells me I'm wrong. Don't know what else to do.

The question is.. "We want to add an exception for < a > tags that are in the < div > with a class of .footer: those links should be purple. Use the post-selector ampersand to achieve this."

/* Write your SCSS code below. */

p {
  a {
    color: red;
  > a {
    color: blue;
      &:hover {
        opacity: 0.5;
  div.footer & {
    color: purple;

1 Answer

Try this a { color: red; .footer div & { color: purple; } }