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Python Dates and Times in Python Dates and Times Timedelta Minute

Write a function named minutes that takes two

I'm lost. This wasn't shown in the tutorial

import datetime

def minutes(day1, day2):
    day1 = day1.total_seconds()
    day2 = day2.total_seconds()
    timedelta.total_seconds() = day1 - day2
    return abs(minutes)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,778 Points

Hey riccograves2, you are close.

The arguments are datetime objects, so subtracting them returns a timedelta object.

td_obj = day1 - day2

Then td_obj has the total_seconds() method

return abs(td_obj.total_seconds())

since the subtraction returns a TD object you can use the method directly on the result

return abs((day1 - day2).total_seconds()))

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