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Leah Kelly4,135 Points
I can't figure out how to do this.
Write a function named minutes that takes two datetimes and, using timedelta.total_seconds() to get the number of seconds, returns the number of minutes, rounded, between them. The first will always be older and the second newer. You'll need to subtract the first from the second.
Is there any way to simplify this?
Steven Parker217,570 Points
Perhaps it would help to break it down into steps:
- subtract the older time (first argument) from the newer one (second argument)
- doing math on datetimes gives you a timedelta (no special conversion needed)
- use the total_seconds() method to get the number of seconds from the timedelta
- use math to convert seconds into minutes
- finally, round to the nearest whole minute