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What am I doing wrong here?
import datetime def minutes(dt1, dt2): return round(dt2.minute - dt1.minute)
It's expecting 7 but my code is returning 53 or something.
When I try this out locally, it seems to work as expected:
import datetime def minutes(dt1, dt2): return round(dt2.minute - dt1.minute) dt1 = datetime.datetime.now() dt2 = dt1 + datetime.timedelta(minutes=5) print(minutes(dt1, dt2))
5 and there are 5 minutes between the two datetimes I fed the function.
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,390 Points
You are not taking into account a difference in hours or days. 5:12 - 4:07 would be 65 not 5.
A better approach is to subtract the two
datetime objects directly:
diff = dt2 - dt1
This produces a timedelta object. You can then use the
diff.total_seconds() method to get the minutes by dividing by 60 (and rounding of course).
I see. Thanks for the help.