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Python Dates and Times in Python Let's Build a Timed Quiz App Harder Time Machine

Märta Ruus
Märta Ruus
2,729 Points

cant find the error in time_machine task

I cant find the error. can someone help me please

import datetime

starter = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 29)

# Remember, you can't set "years" on a timedelta!
# Consider a year to be 365 days.

## Example
# time_machine(5, "minutes") => datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 34)
def time_machine (num, part):
    if part == 'years':
        num = num * 365
        part = 'days'
        return starter + datetime.timedelta(days, num)
    elif part == 'days':
        return starter + datetime.timedelta(days, num)
    elif part == 'hours':
        return starter + datetime.timedelta(hours, num)
    elif part == 'minutes':
        return starter + datetime.timedelta(minutes, num)

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,482 Points

You're close, but for correct syntax you need an equal sign instead of a comma when creating a timedelta:

        return starter + datetime.timedelta(days, num)   # so instead of this...
        return starter + datetime.timedelta(days = num)  # use this