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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Javier Perez Narvaez
Javier Perez Narvaez
14,979 Points


I don't understand how Challenge waits 1507 minutes if the both datetime is very closed

import datetime

def minutes(time_start, time_end):
    timedelta = time_end - time_start
    return round(timedelta.seconds/60)

time_start = datetime.datetime.now()
time_end = datetime.datetime.now()

minutes(time_start, time_end)

1 Answer

The challenge wants you to use timedelta.total_seconds() rather than timedelta.seconds. This allows you to get the total number of seconds in your timedelta, which can be more than the number of seconds in a day. It also isn't using the time_start and time_end variables that you declared outside the function.