Why my table is moving out of my content area defined through CSS

Why my table is going out of my content area when I have defined it in my content div element. Please take a look.
#mainContent table{
    font: 11px/24px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	border-collapse: collapse;
	margin-right:10px;
	margin-left:10px;
	border: 5px solid #EAEAEA;
	width:parent;
	}

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tablesGoingOutOfContentArea.docx
anas_elkhaniAsked:
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hankknightCommented:
I can't know the problem for certain without seeing all your CSS.  Try this.
#mainContent table{
    font: 11px/24px Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	border-collapse: collapse;
	margin-right:10px;
	margin-left:10px;
	border: 5px solid #EAEAEA;
	display: inline;
	width: 100%;
	}
 
#mainContent {
	display: block;
	position: relative important!;
	width: 100%;
}

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myderrickCommented:
First tables and CSS are not very good friends.

Why did you use width: parent? Clearly the width of the table is larger than the container div or you can say the container div is smaller than the table width.

Try taking out the width property from the table div and check

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