Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

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

I am getting the results the task wants, but I keep getting bummer?


I tried this on eclipse and I think works just like what the task wanted me to do. There are no errors and the output is coming just fine.

What is wrong?

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(n, st):
    if st == 'minutes':
        time = datetime.timedelta(minutes = n)
        return starter + time
    elif st == 'hours':
        time = datetime.timedelta(hours = n)
        return starter + time
    elif st == 'days':
        time = datetime.timedelta(days = n)
        return starter + time
    elif st == 'years':
        return starter.replace(year = (starter.year + n))

1 Answer

Hi there!

It's the years condition the checker doesn't like - just change it to be the same as days, but with n multiplied by 365 (it doesn't care about leap years

Hope it helps!


Thanks, I tried that and it works.

The output for the new code was the same, but I guess I did not follow the instructions carefully.