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John Reilly10,800 Points
Expected 7 got 53! datetime challenge
I am trying to complete the challenge of finding the minutes between two times. I am using the code below and cannot for the life of me understand what is wrong. I am receiving the error shown in the title
Perhaps fresh eyes will notice my silly mistake straight away but my tired eyes are of no use to me at the moment!
Thanks in advance, John
import datetime def minutes(datetime1, datetime2): min1 = (datetime1.minute) min2 = (datetime2.minute) minutes_rounded = round(min1 - min2) return (minutes_rounded)
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,390 Points
Your approach of comparing the
datetime.minute values does not account for wrapping across the hour boundary or day boundary.
Two datetimes can be substracted directly to produce a timedelta object. You can then get the minutes from this object using its built-in method
import datetime def minutes(datetime1, datetime2): # create timedelta object # datetime 1 is "older", meaning it has a lower absolution time (small value) time_delta = datetime2 - datetime1 minutes_rounded = round(time_delta.total_seconds()/60) return minutes_rounded