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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
2,667 Points

Timedelta Minute challenge.

What am I missing?

minutes.py
import datetime
def minutes(date1, date2):
    return round(datetime.timedelta.total_seconds(date2 - date1))

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 66,727 Points

Hey Jake Williams, you are close!

The difference between two datetime objects is a timedelta object. So, subtract the dates to get the timedelta object, then you can use the total_seconds() method on the result. (The method can be used directly on the subtraction result!). Remember to divide by 60 to get minutes!

Post back if you need more help! Good luck!!