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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Having trouble with datetime minutes challenge

I tried my code out in my local console and it seems to work. Not sure why. The challenge wants me to find the difference between two deltatimes, in minutes, by using the total_seconds() method. It then says to round.

import datetime
def minutes(dt_1, dt_2):
    seconds_1 = dt_1.total_seconds()
    seconds_2 = dt_2.total_seconds()
    difference_in_seconds = seconds_2 - seconds_1
    difference_in_minutes = difference_in_seconds / 60
    difference_in_minutes = round(difference_in_minutes)
    return difference_in_minutes

The function should accept datetimes, not timedeltas. Datetimes do not have a total_seconds() method. The references to timedeltas in the challenge is confusing. Re-watch the video to see the correct method.

1 Answer

It worked. Thank you.