Use grid-column to Control Spacing

Tell us what’s happening:

Please i’m finding it difficult to understand this.

Your code so far


<style>
  .item1{background:LightSkyBlue;}
  .item2{background:LightSalmon;}
  .item3{background:PaleTurquoise;}
  .item4{background:LightPink;}
  
  .item5 {
    background: PaleGreen;
    /* add your code below this line */
    grid-column: 2 / 4;
    
    /* add your code above this line */
  }
  
  .container {
    font-size: 40px;
    min-height: 300px;
    width: 100%;
    background: LightGray;
    display: grid;
    grid-template-columns: 1fr 1fr 1fr;
    grid-template-rows: 1fr 1fr 1fr;
    grid-gap: 10px;
  }
</style>
  
<div class="container">
  <div class="item1">1</div>
  <div class="item2">2</div>
  <div class="item3">3</div>
  <div class="item4">4</div>
  <div class="item5">5</div>
</div>

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Link to the challenge:
https://learn.freecodecamp.org/responsive-web-design/css-grid/use-grid-column-to-control-spacing/

Could you be more specific? Which part do you find difficult to understand?

It sets the start and end column of the grid item. I think the most important concept to understand here is the grid lines. In a three column layout, as given by the challenge, the first line is 1 and the last line is 4.

Here is the MDN docs for grid-column. Here is a guide article on using Line-based placement with CSS Grid.