Learn Intermediate CSS by Building a Cat Painting - Step 11

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Hello, I want to ask about position absolute and relative. I have tried to change the position on line 10 to be absolute, but I found that the box was shifting a little bit top and left eventhough the properties for the top and left are still the same at the relative position. Can somebody please tell me why was that?
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<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>fCC Cat Painting</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles.css">
      <div class="cat-head"></div>
/* file: styles.css */
* {
  box-sizing: border-box;

body {
  background-color: #c9d2fc;

.cat-head {

/* User Editable Region */

  position: relative;
  top: 100px;
  left: 100px;

/* User Editable Region */

  background: linear-gradient(#5e5e5e 85%, #45454f 100%);
  width: 205px;
  height: 180px;
  border: 1px solid #000;
  border-radius: 46%;

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Challenge: Learn Intermediate CSS by Building a Cat Painting - Step 11

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You have to change your position property’s value to absolute.

Yes I know, and I did. I just put relative position back for asking why the box shifted a little to the top and left when I set it to be absolute while the left and top properties are still the same as when it’s set to be relative. I have stated it on my question before. Can you please answer the main question?

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