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Discussion on: Quick CSS Quiz #3

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Abdelrahman Ismail Author

To solve this quiz correctly, we should understand the line-height behavior with different values.

The browser compute the line-height value for the current element, then nested child elements will inherit this fixed value form it.
For the first two options (which produce same results, gotcha!)
body line-height = 16 * 2 = 32px
p line-height = 32px inherited from body element

<number> (unitless):
Tells the browser to every nested element line-height value is this number multiplied by the element's own font size. In most cases, this is the preferred way to set line-height and avoid unexpected results due to inheritance.
For 2 option
body line-height = 16 * 2 = 32px
p line-height = 12 * 2 = 24px (which is the correct answer)

For more info:
line-height MDN
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