Binding off question

Okay, one more silly question. When bidding off, when I get to the “knit to 5 stitches before the next hip marker and bind 5 off” do I use the 6th stitch before the marker that I’ve already knitted to start binding off, or knit the first of the five, then the second, then slip the first over the second? Thanks so much for you help.

I always knit like the 5th st then 4th and bo the 5th :think:

or knit the first of the five, then the second, then slip the first over the second?

… is what I would do. But I am a literalist. :wink: