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# Honestly super lost on this one. Time Delta Hell!

Not sure where to go after defining "minutes". I will for sure have to review the "Dates and Times in Python" videos... not getting it

minutes.py
```import datetime
def minutes(datetime.datetime(), datetime.datetime())
```

MOD

Hey matthew mahoney, let’s see if we can break it down. The challenge asks:

• Write a function named minutes that takes two datetimes

Using `date1` and `date2` as the parameters, the signature would look like:

```def minutes(date1, date2):
```
• use timedelta.total_seconds() to get the number of seconds between them

A `timedelta` object is automatically returned as the result of subtracting two `datetime` objects. Using the `.total_seconds()` method on this result will give the number of seconds the two `datetime` objects differ.

• return the number of rounded minutes

Straightforward math here converting from seconds to minutes, then round off to an integer.

• hint: The first will always be older and the second newer. You'll need to subtract the first from the second.

`datetime` objects relate to posix time (the member of seconds since 1/1/1970. Older times (farther in the past) are lower numbers since they’re closer to 1/1/1970.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

Thanks! Brilliant help!

If you get a negative result, keep in mind that the older date is lower value, so subtract the lower/earlier date from the higher/later date to get a positive result.

Or use your abs 💪! 🤣