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Justinas Vaiciulis
Justinas Vaiciulis
6,944 Points

Wrong calculations for .cake padding


so I'm trying to convert from pixels to percentage for a .cake element. I thought it's supposed to be current pixels (current padding is 10px) divided by the width of the parent element (which is .icing and it's width is 700px). So I divide 10 by 700 and then move the decimal to get 1.428571429%. However, the answer does not seem to be correct.

What am I missing here?

2 Answers

You have to divide the width of the .cake class.

10 / 600

Justinas Vaiciulis
Justinas Vaiciulis
6,944 Points

Thanks Tim! At first I couldn't understand, but then it occurred to me that we have to use the next element for calculating the margin, because margin is a distance to another object, while we need to use inside measures for calculating the padding, because padding happens in the inside of the element :)