hey guys _ thanks for such a fast response!
sadly neither answer works!
i recognise the .last method and ran the code you wrote on the exercise question_ i appended your code with .css(background-color" etc) but only the last paragraph is highlighted
as far as i can tell the trick would be in how to bring the 3 sections together before applying the 'last paragraph' clause_ perhaps as the 'method' element
$("something in here").find("p.last");
anyway guys _ my thanks again