Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Garrett Stubblefield
Garrett Stubblefield
6,672 Points

Please help. I don't know whether its supposed to be past as arguments or if im just supposed to create them.

The only problems have always resulted from kenneths challenges. Can we not make them more clear.

minutes.py
import datetime

def minutes():
    dt1 = timedelta(seconds = 100)
    dt2 = timedelta(seconds = 100)
    tot = dt1.total_seconds() + dt2.total_seconds()
    tot = round(tot/60)

    return tot
Molly James
Molly James
18,382 Points

It's looking for the time between them so you're going to have to find the difference.

Also, it has to accept parameters rather than having them set specifically within the body.

Should wind up being something along these lines.

def minutes(datetime1, datetime2):
    date_diff = datetime1 - datetime2
    time_diff = date_diff.total_seconds()
    return round(time_diff/60, 0)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
204,010 Points

When the instructions ask for a function "that takes two datetimes...", the "takes" indicates what arguments will be passed in. So you might define it like this (actual names are your choice):

def minutes(first, second):

And both "first" and "second" will be datetime values.