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CSS CSS Foundations Values and Units Numeric and Textual Data Types


Challenge task 3 of 3

Using a percentage , set the paragraph to half of its current width .

/* Write your CSS below */ strong{ color:initial; }

div{ width:700px; padding:2em; margin:auto; background-image:url("bg.jpg"); }

p { /color: red;/

width: 50%; font-size: 75%; }

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Numeric and Textual</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <div class="wrapper">
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/* Write your CSS below */


p {
  /*color: red;*/

  width: 50%;
  font-size: 75%;

16 Answers

Remove width:700px; from your div. If I'm not mistaken, p inherits the values from its parent (the div), and the 50% represents the value of that div, not the standard value...

thank you for the explanation, I'll keep studying

Thank you

Have you tried .wrapper p {width: 50%};?


I just tried with p {width: 50%;} (like you did) and it works, so the error must lie somewhere else (not with you). What error are you receiving? Also, for the background image, I used background: url('img/bg.jpg'); -- sometimes the software is touchy.

Bummer Check the length unit in your CSS VALUE


Dude, what error message are you getting? Paste the error message here.

Bummer! Check the length unit in your CSS value.

can you send your code so on...

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i try

Cool.... but i not understand ,

Stefan thanks... good Job

Stefan thanks... good Job

in my opinion, unfounded I do not understand

I suspect that the TeamTreeHouse software expected p to have a certain width value that originates from 50%, but when you gave the div a fixed value of 700px, since the div is the parent of the p, the p inherited a different width value; and the value the software expected to read, changed.

You will understand in the future when you become familiar with css inheritance. Here's a link:


For now, learn the basics! :)