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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal DOM Traversal with jQuery

You've just learned about the next() and prev() methods. Use one of them to traverse from Wade Christensen to James McAv

You've just learned about the next() and prev() methods. Use one of them to traverse from Wade Christensen to James McAvoy in the list of students.

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <h2>Student List</h2>

  <ul class="student-list">
    <li>James McAvoy</li>
    <li>Alena Holligan</li>
    <li>Wade Christensen</li>
    <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li>
  </ul>

  <script src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
  <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
$("li").eq(2).prev()

2 Answers

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,314 Points

I am not sure, this is the good solution but seems like prev() only can make one step at a time. Try this:

$('li').eq(2).prev().prev();
Antti Lylander
Antti Lylander
9,674 Points

You have traversed one step backwards now. Just do it again, and you are at James McAvoy.