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Python Dates and Times in Python (2014) Dates and Times Far Away

Quiz: datetime + timedelta addition example not passing("Bummer...") but works in offline workspace

my code works in offline Python workspace but always produces "Bummer! try again!" in Quiz. I tried several different approaches that also work offline. I watched video again and re-read question. I can't figure out why it's not passing Quiz code: (all these code lines work):

import datetime

def far_away(td): return datatime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(days=td)

return datatime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(hours=td)

return datatime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(td)

import datetime

def far_away(td):
  return datetime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(days=td)

Yes this passed the quiz: import datetime

def far_away(td): return datetime.datetime.now() + td

But in PyCharm environment this code errors because it can't add datetime and int() types.

Anyway, thanks for your help. I never would have got it.

You didn't give an example of how you were calling the far_away function when testing on your own.

I suspect you were doing something like this: far_away(5) where you're just passing in an int.

This is not what the challenge is describing though. It's saying that it will pass a timedelta object as the argument, not a simple int.

If you pass an int, then yes, you would need to create a timedelta object out of that.

I think that you're probably not testing your code under the same requirements as the code challenge is testing your code.

1 Answer

Hi ross,

The argument that is passed in is already a timedelta object. You don't need to create another one.

You only need to add the argument passed in to datetime.datetime.now()