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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Why are the questions so confusing and how do I solve this one?

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

import datetime 

def minutes(datetime, datetime):
    seconds = timedelta.total_seconds()
    return round(seconds * 60)

1 Answer

Megan Amendola
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Megan Amendola
Treehouse Teacher

Hi! You're off to a good start, you have the function named minutes but you should have 2 parameters named something different from each other and since datetime is already a thing, you'll want to choose different words for them. Maybe something like first and second or date1 and date2. You need to use the two datetimes to find the number of minutes between them. The second datetime will always be newer so you'll need to subtract second - first. Use timedelta.total_seconds() to get the seconds between the 2 datetimes and then convert to seconds to minutes. Finally round them and return them.

Hopefully, that helps explain it in a different way that makes more sense.