FAQ: Learn CSS Selectors Visual Rules - CSS Setup Selectors - Multiple Selectors I

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In this exercise we created multiple selectors h5 and p and made a font-family property set to Georgia, specificity from high to low would be ID , CLASS and TAGS respectively but in this lesson creating an h5 and p selector and making its font Georgia changes all h5 and p elements. how come in the code below h5{color:rebeccapurple;} doesn’t override all the h5 elements but in this exercise it overrides all h5 and p elements eventhough they have the same specificity in the previous lesson Chaining and specificity? Is it because were declaring a change to a different attribute and property which is (font family: Georgia;) ?

.description h5{
color: teal;
}

h5{
color: rebeccapurple ;
}

Thank u

We will need a link to the exercise to give this question some context. Not enough information above to draw any conclusions.

A very late reply but I’m just now going through this lesson and conversation. So for the sake of having the question answered for myself and future students, here is the link

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https://www.codecademy.com/paths/web-development/tracks/styling-a-website/modules/learn-css-selectors-visual-rules/lessons/css-setup-selectors/exercises/multiple-selectors-i

In this exercise, in style.css, we’ve been instructed to write this:

p {
font-family: Arial;
}

and this later on down the line:

h5,
p {
font-family: Georgia;
}

Why are we listing two separate font-families for p elements? Should the Arial one be eliminated?