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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Understanding Values and Units Styling the Intro Paragraph

Phillip Rubio
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Phillip Rubio
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Figuring out unitless line-heights

The quiz asks: Give the CSS Class .intro a unitless line-height that's 1.6 times larger than the font-size value.

In the CSS, the .intro class has a font-size value of 1.25em;

Is it asking me to multiply 1.25 x 1.6? or is there something else I'm missing. because that would be 2.0 and the quiz says that answer is wrong.

The lesson states line-heights are relative to font sizes, and the browser multiplies the font size of the elements by 1.5 to determine line heights,

So does that mean I multiple 1.25em x 1.5 = 1.875 Then: 1.875 x 1.6 = 3? This answer is also wrong

I tried many other equations but none of them work. what am I not getting.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Lake Tahoe</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
  </head>
  <body> 
    <header id="top" class="main-header">
      <span class="title">Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</span>
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
    </header>
    <div class="primary-content t-border">
      <p class="intro">
        Lake Tahoe is one of the most <span>breathtaking attractions</span> located in California. It's home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area's reputation.
      </p>
      <a href="#more">Find out more</a>
    </div>
    <footer class="main-footer">
      <p>All rights reserved to the state of <a href="#">California</a>.</p>
      <a href="#top">Back to top &raquo;</a>
    </footer>
  </body>
</html>
style.css
/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
.intro {
  font-size: 1.25em;
  line-height: 2.0;
}

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