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jQuery eq() Method

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Select the second <p> element (index number 1):

$("p").eq(1).css("background-color", "yellow");
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Definition and Usage

The eq() method returns an element with a specific index number of the selected elements.

The index numbers start at 0, so the first element will have the index number 0 (not 1).



Parameter Description
index Required. Specifies the index of the element. Can either be a positive or negative number.

Note: Using a negative number will start the index count from the end of the selected elements, instead of the beginning.

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Using a negative number
Using a negative number to return the second <p> element from the end of the selected elements.

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