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JavaScript CSS Selectors Quickstart Pseudo-classes and Combinators Combinators Challenge

Help Needed

It keeps telling me to make sure I use a child combinators and every time I do it, it fails

/* Complete the challenge by writing CSS below */
header img {
margin-bottom: 20px;

.main-content p {
  font-weight: bold; 

div + div {
margin-top: 15px; 
header + div { 
 background: powderblue;
<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Combinators Challenge</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="page.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
      <h1>Lake Tahoe, California</h1>
      <img src="mtn-landscape.jpg" alt="foggy mountains">
    <div class="main-content">
      <h2>Journey Through the Sierra Nevada Mountains</h2>
      <p>Lake Tahoe is one of the most breathtaking attractions 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>
      <h2>From Tents to Resorts</h2>
      <span>Lake Tahoe is full of wonderful places to stay.
        <span>Sleep in the outdoors in a tent, or relax at a resort.</span>

1 Answer

w3schools gives an example of a child selector

The following example selects all <p> elements that are immediate children of a <div> element:

div > p {
  background-color: yellow;

The final task of the challenge is similar only you are asked to target a <span> that is a direct child of a <div>.